Partner News | 10.12.2023
October 2023: Partner News

ONCB Connection – October 2023

Share with ONCB and win a free recertification!

In honor of International Orthopaedic Nurses Day on October 30, we want to know why you became certified. Send ONCB ( a short video (maximum 30 seconds) or written testimonial by October 27, on what motivated you to pursue certification and you will be entered to win a free recertification! Submissions will be spotlighted on ONCB’s Facebook page.

BONEafide FREE Ortho CE List

It is never too early to prepare for recertification! In need of Category A credit? ONCB is here to help! Check out BONEafide, a list of continuing education activities identified by ONCB as suitable for Category A. Be sure to bookmark this page as the list if updated throughout the year.

ONCB Scholarships

Consider applying for one of ONCB’s scholarships. The January 1 deadline will be here before you know it – apply today! Additional details and applications for the scholarships below can be found on the ONCB scholarship webpage.

  • Exam and Recertification Scholarships: This scholarship encourages nurses to seek and retain their certification in othopaedics. If you are planning to test or recertify in 2024, consider applying for this scholarship.
  • ONCB Dottie Roberts Excellence in Certification Scholarship: In 2020, Dottie Roberts retired as Executive Director of ONCB. Dottie’s vast knowledge and dedicated service exemplify excellence in all facets of certification. Dottie held the orthopaedic certification credential since 1995, so this scholarship celebrates and promotes continued commitment to recertification. Eligible recipients must be recertifying for at least the second time. The scholarship recipient will receive a free recertification.

Need categorization for a local workshop?

If your hospital or NAON chapter is planning a workshop, make ONCB part of the event. ONCB can review the content outline for your educational program and provide a categorization statement (hours in Category A or B) for your publicity and CE certificate. Your attendees will never need to provide additional documentation for the event as they recertify. Learn more and submit your course by visiting the ONCB website.

“Like” us on Facebook

Stay in touch with ONCB through Facebook…find us as “ONCB - Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board.”  Regular postings including testing and recertification tips, as well as general news items from ONCB. 


Movement is Life Summit 

Movement is Life (MIL) became a 501c3 in 2022. Since then, we have been busy implementing our initiatives to move the needle on racial, ethnic and gender disparities by promoting movement to improve health outcomes. We also developed a new website and are planning our annual meeting, which is now called the Movement is Life Summit. Our meeting dates for 2023 are November 30- December 1 at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel. Click here to register for the Summit.


Risk Management Articles brought to you by NSO 

Do’s and don’ts of defensive documentation in the EHR. Documenting care is a basic nursing responsibility, but it’s one that nurses often struggle with because of time constraints and challenges associated with electronic health records (EHRs), such as poor user interfaces that leave nurses unclear as to where to document findings. However, taking time to document correctly and completely provides the first line of defense should you be named in a lawsuit. This article reviews some strategies that nurses can follow to ensure their EHR documentation is effective.



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