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The ILNA Renewal Method

The Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA) method is the certification renewal method that will be used beginning in 2016. This method will help to ensure that every certified nurse has current knowledge in the subject areas represented by the credential.

Here is how it will work. A certified nurse will take a learning needs assessment based on the test blueprint. The assessment results will identify the nurse’s knowledge strengths and weaknesses. Based on the assessment results, the nurse will complete professional development activities to strengthen his/her knowledge. Completion of these activities will earn points for certification renewal.

Review these resources to learn more about the ILNA renewal method:

Video – watch a 5-minute video to learn more about ILNA
Slideshow – view this ILNA presentation from the 2013 ONS Congress
Brochure – read or print a brochure that explains ILNA
The Assessment – learn what to expect on the learning needs assessment
Demonstration – try a sample assessment
Sample Assessment Result – view a sample of an assessment results report
Blueprints – see the topics that apply to the subject areas where you want to earn points
ILNA Points - learn about recording and submitting ILNA points
FAQ - get answers to common questions about ILNA
Timeline – learn when you’ll apply by the ILNA renewal method

AOCN® & CPON® Certified Nurses
AOCN® and CPON® certified nurses will not take a learning needs assessment, because there are no current test blueprints on which to base assessments. AOCN® and CPON® certified nurses may renew by earning 100 points through professional development activities. For AOCN® certified nurses, at least 65 of the 100 points must be of oncology content. For CPON® certified nurses, at least 80 of the 100 points must be of pediatric content, and at least 50 must be of pediatric oncology content.