PITTSBURGH – Sept. 22, 2015 – The Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) announces it has contracted with Prometric to deliver its computer-based Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN®), Certified Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurse (CPHON®), Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner (AOCNP®), Advanced Oncology Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist (AOCNS®), Certified Breast Care Nurse (CBCN®), and Blood and Marrow Transplant Certified Nurse (BMTCN™) Examinations beginning Feb. 1, 2016.
ONCC administers certification examinations to more than 5,000 registered nurses each year. The purpose of these examinations is to validate the specialized knowledge of nurses who practice in adult oncology, pediatric hematology oncology, breast care, and BMT nursing.
According to ONCC President, Marybeth Singer, MS, ANP-BC, AOCN®, “We are committed to providing ONCC test candidates with a high-quality examination, delivered in a fair and secure manner. We have the highest confidence that Prometric will offer our certification candidates an optimal testing experience.”
Prometric is a trusted test development and delivery provider to more than 350 organizations worldwide. They offer a global network of test centers and use state-of-the-art technologies to securely deliver an average of 9 million exams per year to test candidates in a variety of fields. Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Educational Testing Service (ETS), has more than 20 years of experience in providing test delivery solutions.
“If you have known someone who has experienced cancer treatment, there is a special bond between nurse and patient. Prometric is honored to partner with the ONCC to help bring caring and qualified oncology nursing candidates closer to the certifications they need to enrich and save the lives of countless people fighting to overcome cancer and return to health,” said Michael Brannick, Prometric president and CEO.
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. Currently, there are more than 37,000 oncology certified nurses. Learn more about ONCC at www.oncc.org.