Pittsburgh, PA – Jan. 19, 2017 – Andria “Angie” Caton, BSN, RN, OCN®, CHPN has been elected to the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) Board of Directors. Caton will begin a three-year term on the ONCC Board in May 2017.
Caton is a Community Education Nurse/Coordinator of Clinical Staff Development at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville, Georgia. She is experienced in the certification test development process, having served on the OCN® Test Development Committee for five years, including a one-year term as Chairperson. Her volunteer service includes leadership roles with the Georgia Nurses Association, the Lanier Georgia Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), and the Georgia TEAM UP Task Force to Reduce Breast and Cervical Cancer Mortality.
Caton says, “I deeply believe that certified nurse role models and mentors are necessary to lay the foundation of professional practice for novice oncology nurses.” Caton looks forward to advancing the ONCC mission by facilitating professional practice and mentor support, encouraging partnerships with health care organizations to reduce barriers to certification, and advocating for certified nurses in oncology and related specialties.
ONCC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote health and safety by validating competence and ensuring life-long learning in oncology nursing and related specialties. ONCC administered the first Oncology Certified Nurse examination in 1986. Today, ONCC offers basic and advanced certification in adult oncology nursing, basic certification in pediatric oncology/hematology nursing, and specialty certification in breast care nursing and blood and marrow transplant nursing. Learn more about ONCC at www.oncc.org.