The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board (ONCB) is pleased to announce Barbara Larsen, BSN, RN ONC, was selected to serve as a Director beginning July 1, 2017. Ms. Larsen is a current member of the ONCB’s Recertification Committee, a representative group involved in recertification regulation for certificants holding ONCB’s three credentials. Ms. Larsen is a clinical nurse at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
“We are happy to welcome Barbara Larsen to our board,” stated ONCB President Kathy Bolme, RN, ONC. “Barb has already been a loyal volunteer by serving on our Recertification Committee and as an Ambassador for orthopaedic certification. She brings with her our value of commitment as she shares her passion for orthopaedic certification and the special insight of the bedside nurse. We are excited that she will be able to help us achieve our vision: Orthopaedic nursing certification is the standard of knowledge and excellence in musculoskeletal health care.”
The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board (ONCB) offers the only certification examinations for registered nurses in orthopaedic practice in the United States. The mission of ONCB is to improve musculoskeletal health by providing orthopaedic nurses with certifications that promote their professional development and advance the practice of orthopaedic nursing. Currently, over 7000 registered nurses hold the board’s three credentials: Orthopaedic Nurse Certified (ONC®), Orthopaedic Clinical Nurse Specialist Certified (OCNS-C®), and Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner Certified (ONP-C®). A volunteer board of 12 members, including a consumer representative, provides strategic direction for orthopaedic nursing certification examination development and maintenance activities.
For further information about ONCB, visit www.oncb.org or email Dottie Roberts, EdD, MSN, MACI, RN, OCNS-C®, CMRN, CNE, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.