I became certified as an ONP-C with its first offering in 2006. This certification motivates me to stay current in orthopedic education, and to bring the best practice guidelines I can to our practice. I eventually became an expert witness in orthopedic nursing, largely due to my certification and commitment to the highest quality orthopedic practice. Being a certified orthopedic nurse practitioner personally motivates me, professionally stimulates me, and has opened avenues for me to contribute concretely to our profession.
Pamela Fruechting, PhD, FNP-BC, ONP-C