Information for Employers & Advocates

Brochures

ONCC has created the following brochures for you to print. Feel free to contact us if you need bulk quantities:

Employer Support for Certification Individual Learning Needs Assessment Certification Makes a Difference Advocates

 

Publications

ONCC offers a variety of publications to provide nurses and their employers with information about the value of certification in oncology nursing. Brochures and pamphlets that describe the benefits of certification are ideal for sharing with nurses, administrators, students and others. Bookmarks with test-preparation tips make a great take-away for nurses who are attending certification review courses. The Oncology Nursing Certification Test Bulletin is the comprehensive guide for every nurse who is thinking about certification.

All of these materials are available free of charge. Use them at nursing fairs, inservice programs, and review courses, or display them on a poster about certification. Contact ONCC to request the materials you need.

 

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Plaque and Pin Order Forms

Pins and plaques are a great way to show your nurses you appreciate the time they took to become certified.

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Order a Pin for Each Specific Type of Certification

Sample Press Releases

Help certified nurses celebrate becoming certified by using one of these templates to spread the news.

OCN® Press Release

[DATE]
[CONTACT]

[NAME], [CREDENTIALS], [TITLE], at the [PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT] recently passed the Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN®) Examination administered by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC). There are more than 30,000 Oncology Certified Nurses (OCN®). These registered nurses consist of staff nurses, clinicians, educators, and managers.

[PARAGRAPH ABOUT NURSE'S BACKGROUND, EDUCATION, HONORS, AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION]

The OCN® Examination tests the knowledge necessary for the nurse to practice competently at the basic level, within the specialty of adult oncology nursing.

Oncology nursing certification is available to nurses who have:

  • a current, active, unencumbered RN licensure
  • a minimum of 12 months of experience as an RN within the three years prior to application
  • a minimum of 1,000 hours of adult oncology nursing practice within the two-and-one-half years prior to application,
  • and completed a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education in the specialty of oncology nursing or an academic elective in oncology nursing.

Certification for oncology nursing was introduced at the 1986 ONS Congress in Los Angeles, where 1,384 registered nurses passed the first examination. Since that time, more than 71,000 nurses have taken the examination. The OCN® Examination is offered at nearly 300 computer-based testing sites in North America and at selected international sites in November. Information about the OCN® Test is available at www.oncc.org.

The Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation develops, administers and evaluates programs for certification in oncology nursing. The mission of ONCC is to promote health and safety by validating competence and ensuring life-long learning in oncology nursing and related specialties.

CBCN® Press Release

[DATE]
[CONTACT]

[NAME], [CREDENTIALS], [TITLE], at the [PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT] recently passed the Certified Breast Care Nurse(CBCN®) Examination administered by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC). There are more than 920 CBCN®-certified nurses. These registered nurses consist of staff nurses, clinicians, educators, and managers in breast care nursing. CBCN® is the only nationally accredited breast care certification that is available exclusively to registered nurses, and validates the specialized knowledge necessary for breast care nursing practice.

[PARAGRAPH ABOUT NURSE'S BACKGROUND, EDUCATION, HONORS, AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION]

The CBCN® Examination tests the knowledge necessary for the nurse to practice competently within the specialty of breast care nursing, from prevention/detection, to diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and end of life care. Breast care certification is available to nurses who have:

  • a current, active, unencumbered RN licensure
  • a minimum of 12 months of experience as an RN within the three years prior to application
  • a minimum of 1,000 hours of breast care nursing practice within the two-and-one-half years prior to application, and
  • completed a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education in the specialty of oncology nursing or an academic elective in the specialty of breast care

The CBCN® Examination is offered at nearly 300 computer-based testing sites in North America and at selected international sites in November. Information about the CBCN® Test is available at www.oncc.org.

The Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation develops, administers and evaluates programs for certification in oncology nursing. The mission of ONCC is to promote health and safety by validating competence and ensuring life-long learning in oncology nursing and related specialties.

CPHON® Press Release

[DATE]
[CONTACT]

[NAME], [CREDENTIALS], [TITLE], at the [PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT] recently passed the Certified Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurse (CPHON®) Examination administered by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC). There are more than 2,000 CPHON®-certified nurses. These registered nurses consist of staff nurses, clinicians, educators, and managers.

[PARAGRAPH ABOUT NURSE'S BACKGROUND, EDUCATION, HONORS, AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION]

The CPHON® Examination tests the knowledge necessary for the nurse to practice competently at the basic level within the specialty of pediatric hematology oncology nursing. Pediatric hematology oncology nursing certification is available to nurses who have:

  • a current, active, unencumbered RN licensure
  • a minimum of 12 months of experience as an RN within the three years prior to application
  • a minimum of 1,000 hours of pediatric hematology oncology nursing practice within the two-and-one-half years prior to application, and
  • completed a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education in the specialty of hematology oncology nursing or an academic elective in oncology nursing.

The CPHON® Examination is offered at nearly 300 computer-based testing sites in North America and at selected international sites in November. Information about the CPHON® Test is available at www.oncc.org.

The Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation develops, administers and evaluates programs for certification in oncology nursing. The mission of ONCC is to promote health and safety by validating competence and ensuring life-long learning in oncology nursing and related specialties.

BMTCN® Press Release

[DATE]
[CONTACT]

[NAME], [CREDENTIALS], [TITLE], at the [PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT] recently passed the Blood and Marrow Transplant Certified Nurse (BMTCN®) Examination administered by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC). There are more than 1,200 BMTCN®-certified nurses. These registered nurses consist of staff nurses, clinicians, educators, and managers in blood and marrow transplantation nursing.

[PARAGRAPH ABOUT NURSE'S BACKGROUND, EDUCATION, HONORS, AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION]

The BMTCN® Examination tests the knowledge necessary for the nurse to practice competently within the specialty of blood and marrow transplantation nursing, from basic concepts and indications for transplantation, to pre-transplant care, preparative regimens and stem cell infusion, post-transplant issues, and survivorship. Blood and marrow transplant certification is available to nurses who have:

  • a current, active, unencumbered RN licensure
  • a minimum of 12 months of experience as an RN within the three years prior to application
  • a minimum of 1,000 hours of BMT nursing practice within the two-and-one-half years prior to application, and
  • completed a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education in the specialty of BMT.

The BMTCN® Examination is offered at nearly 300 computer-based testing sites in North America and at selected international sites in November. Information about the BMTCN® Test is available at www.oncc.org.

The Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation develops, administers and evaluates programs for certification in oncology nursing. The mission of ONCC is to promote health and safety by validating competence and ensuring life-long learning in oncology nursing and related specialties.

AOCNP® Press Release

[DATE]
[CONTACT]

[NAME], [CREDENTIALS], [TITLE], at the [PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT] recently passed the Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner (AOCNP®) Examination administered by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC). There are more than 1,400 AOCNP®-certified nurses.

[PARAGRAPH ABOUT NURSE'S BACKGROUND, EDUCATION, HONORS, AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION]

The AOCNP® Examination tests knowledge that is vital for an oncology nurse to function competently as an adult oncology nurse practitioner. AOCNP® certification is available to nurses who meet specific requirements for nursing licensure; a graduate degree from an accredited Nurse Practitioner (NP) program; recent clinical practice as an NP in adult oncology; and who have recently completed at least 30 hours of oncology continuing nursing education or a graduate level oncology course. Two eligibility pathways provide for multiple combinations of education and oncology practice to meet the eligibility criteria.

ONCC introduced advanced oncology nursing certification at the 1995 ONS Congress in Anaheim, California. Two hundred nineteen advanced practice registered nurses passed the first AOCN® Test. ONCC offered the AOCNP® Test for the first time in January 2005.

The AOCNP® Examination is offered at nearly 300 computer-based testing sites in North America and at selected international sites in November. Information about the AOCNP® Test is available at www.oncc.org.

The Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation develops, administers and evaluates programs for certification in oncology nursing. The mission of ONCC is to promote health and safety by validating competence and ensuring life-long learning in oncology nursing and related specialties.

AOCNS® Press Release

[DATE]
[CONTACT]

[NAME], [CREDENTIALS], [TITLE], at the [PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT] recently passed the Advanced Oncology Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist (AOCNS®) Examination administered by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC). There are more than 430 AOCNS®-certified nurses.

[PARAGRAPH ABOUT NURSE'S BACKGROUND, EDUCATION, HONORS, AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION]

The AOCNS® Examination tests knowledge that is vital for an oncology nurse to function competently as a clinical nurse specialist in adult oncology. AOCNS® certification is available to nurses who meet specific requirements for nursing licensure; graduate education from an accredited nursing program or current national certification as a CNS; recent clinical practice as a CNS in adult oncology; and who have recently completed at least 30 hours of oncology continuing nursing education or a graduate level oncology course. Three eligibility pathways provide for multiple combinations of education and oncology practice to meet the eligibility criteria.

ONCC introduced advanced oncology nursing certification at the 1995 ONS Congress in Anaheim, California. Two hundred nineteen advanced practice registered nurses passed the first AOCN® Test. ONCC offered the AOCNS® Test for the first time in January 2005.

The AOCNS® Examination is offered at nearly 300 computer-based testing sites in North America and at selected international sites in November. Information about the AOCNS® Test is available at www.oncc.org.

The Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation develops, administers and evaluates programs for certification in oncology nursing. The mission of ONCC is to promote health and safety by validating competence and ensuring life-long learning in oncology nursing and related specialties.

Recognition Email Template – Erica Fischer-Cartlidge, MSN, RN, AOCNS®, CBCN®

 

Miscellaneous

ONS Position on Certification of Oncology Nurses Certification Goal Sign – Erica Fischer-Cartlidge, MSN, RN, AOCNS®, CBCN® Certification Tracker – Erica Fischer-Cartlidge, MSN, RN, AOCNS®, CBCN® Photo Release Form Material Request Form Certification Makes a Difference Poster Certification Makes a Difference - Advocates Poster Plaque Order Form Certification Makes a Difference - Advocates Poster Ten Tips to Enhance Review Course Participation

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