What to Expect on your Assessment

Logging on to Your Assessment

You will be sent an email from ILNA@go.amp that contains the information needed to log in to your assessment. The subject line will be "Authorization to Assess". The assessment is free. Allow at least 2 hours of uninterrupted time to take the assessment. The assessment is timed. You must take it in one sitting. Once you click the Begin Assessment button, the timer will begin. Once you begin the assessment, you may not exit and return to it later.

  • It is best to take the assessment in a quiet place where you will have no interruptions.
  • You are required to take the assessment alone. Receiving or providing assistance is strictly forbidden. The results are intended to reflect your individual learning needs.
  • At the beginning of the assessment, you must accept a Non-Disclosure Agreement indicating that your participation in any irregularity such as giving or obtaining unauthorized aid, as determined by subsequent analysis, may result in invalidation of your results or other appropriate action such as revocation of your certification. Analysis of results is conducted to determine similarities in results. ONCC investigates any noted irregularities. Disclosure of the items on the assessment is forbidden, including discussion of the contents orally, in writing or by any other means. Theft of items is punishable to the fullest extent of the law.

What you’ll see during the Assessment Process

Non-Disclosure Agreement. This agreement indicates you understand the information presented on the assessment is the property of ONCC, is confidential, and that you will not retain or share information about any items seen on the assessment in any format. You must agree to the Non-Disclosure to proceed to the assessment.

Survey. Following the Non-Disclosure Agreement you will be presented with a brief survey of your knowledge. The purpose of the survey is to gather information about nurses’ perceptions of their knowledge strengths and weaknesses. Your answers to the survey items will not affect your assessment results. You must answer the survey items to proceed to the assessment. You will have up to 15 minutes to complete the survey items.

Tutorial. After the survey, a brief tutorial will show you how to use the on-screen navigation features within the assessment. All items will be answered by using the computer mouse to select an answer. You will have up to 10 minutes to use the tutorial.

Assessment. After the tutorial you will begin your learning needs assessment. You will have 100 minutes to answer 100 items.

Assessment Results. After taking your Learning Needs Assessment, you will receive a diagnostic report of your knowledge strengths and weaknesses in the subject areas on the assessment. This report will identify the number of points you will need to renew your certification, and if those points must be earned in specific subjects. The assessment results are intended to guide future professional development. The results should not be interpreted as an indicator of competence is specific subject area(s). Because the assessment is not a test, you will not receive pass/fail results or numeric scores. You will be able to save the diagnostic report to your computer, or print it for your records.

Voluntarily Exiting the Assessment

Several security measures are in place to prevent candidates from accidentally exiting the assessment before completing it. If you exit the assessment voluntarily and wish to access it again, you may be charged a $25 fee. ONCC reserves the right to limit the number of times a candidate may access the assessment.

If you have questions, please contact ONCC at 877-769-6622 (toll free, US and Canada).