The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board (ONCB) was established in 1986 by the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) to promote the highest standards of orthopaedic nursing practice through the development, implementation, and coordination of all aspects of certification for orthopaedic nurses.
Through the ONC® and ONP-C® exams, ONCB advances the care of the orthopaedic patient and promotes excellence in specialty nursing practice by encouraging professional development and clinical practice.
National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON)
NAON, the specialty membership association for orthopaedic nurses, is an affiliate of ONCB. NAON promotes education, research, and evidence-based orthopaedic nursing practice.
American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS)
ONCB is a long-time member of the American Board of Nursing Specialties. As an advocate for consumer protection, ABNS supports specialty nursing certification.
Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE)
ONCB is a proud member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. ICE promotes best practices for the credentialing community.