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As a member of the American Board of Nursing Specialties, ONCB believes the major goal of specialty nursing certification is to improve patient outcomes and promote the safety of health care consumers. Consumers and employers need to be able to determine the certification status of orthopaedic registered nurses. With transparency and consumer safety the concerns, ONCB now offers online verification of certification for its three credentials: ONC®, OCNS-C®, and ONP-C®. Please follow the instructions below to verify the following information about orthopaedic-certified nurses:
Name and credential
Original date of certification
Expiration date of certification term
Certificant ID number (an internal identifier)
There is no charge for this service. ONCB will no longer provide faxed or emailed certification verification.
Please note: A nurse is considered by ONCB to be continually certified unless the status of the credential is identified as “Expired” in the data base. This means the certificant is considered by ONCB to be in good standing (i.e., active credential) during the processing of the recertification application.
ONCB now offers certificants the opportunity to access wallet cards electronically, and save or print them.
Please click here for instructions.
Questions about this information? Click here to contact ONCB.
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