The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board (ONCB) is pleased to announce Jessica Alger, MSN-INF, RN, ONC, was selected to serve as Secretary-Treasurer for 2023-24. Ms. Alger is a Registered Nurse from Georgia. She started her career in orthopaedics during her senior practicum in nursing school and later joined the unit as a staff nurse. During her time with the orthopaedic unit, Jessica acted as a charge nurse, served as a quality officer, and helped to precept and mentor new nurses. Later, Jessica accepted the role of Preoperative Nurse Navigator for the Total Joint Replacement program at her hospital and helped to educate patients and define the pre-operative curriculum. In 2019, Jessica completed her Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Nurse Informatics and transitioned to a Clinical Informatics role. Combining a fascination with technology and a passion for orthopaedics, Jessica continues to assist the Total Joint Program from behind the scenes through reports, electronic medical record optimizations and data extraction.
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 6,000 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 11 members, including a consumer representative, provides strategic direction for orthopaedic nursing certification examination development and maintenance activities.
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