I obtained my orthopaedic certification because my unit encouraged and supported me in this endeavor. This certification has ensured I am actively continuing my education, staying abreast of the newest practice trends, and expanding my knowledge in areas I don’t commonly encounter. I wear my ONC pin on my badge with pride, like the Navy SEALs wear their trident. I have moved my practice from my original orthopaedic unit to Hospital Pain Management, but I still consider myself an ortho nurse first. About half my patients have orthopaedic diagnoses.
Aimee Reyes, BSN, ONC