ONCC Executive Director to be Inducted into 2016 Class of American Academy of Nursing Fellows

PITTSBURGH, PA – Oct. 6, 2016 – Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation’s (ONCC) Executive Director, Cynthia Miller Murphy, RN, MSN, CAE, will be inducted into the American Academy of Nursing’s 2016 Class of Fellows in October.

As the Executive Director of the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation, Miller Murphy is responsible for oversight of six nationally accredited nursing certification programs and two assessment-based certificate programs that ensure the competence of nearly 100,000 nurses. Miller Murphy is a nationally recognized expert in the credentialing industry. She has extended her influence beyond oncology nursing to the broader healthcare credentialing community through significant and sustained leadership roles in national policy and standard-setting organizations. She regularly shares her expertise through consulting, publishing and presenting on credentialing topics such as continuing competency and life-long learning, accreditation standards, new program development, non-profit board governance and consumer representation on credentialing boards.

After graduating from Duquesne University with her Bachelors of Nursing, Miller Murphy went on to obtain her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh with a specialization in oncology. The Class of Fellows was announced in June, and Miller Murphy, along with 163 other distinguished nursing leaders, will be honored at a ceremony in October.

The American Academy of Nursing includes more than 2,400 nurse leaders in a variety of fields and positions. Fellows are responsible for contributing their time and energy to the Academy and to engage with outside health leaders.

The Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote excellence in patient care and professional practice by validating specialized knowledge 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.

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