The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board (ONCB) is pleased to announce Kathleen A. Pirri, MSN, RN, ARNP, ONP-C, ONC, A-GNP, was selected to serve as President-Elect for 2020-2021. Ms. Pirri is past founding chair of the ONCB’s Exam Prep Committee, a representative group involved in development of examination preparation materials for ONCB’s two test programs. She also served as a member of the ONCB Test Committee 2008-2015. Ms. Pirri has served as Director of the ONCB since 2018. She is Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner at All Florida Orthopaedic Associates in Saint Petersburg, Florida, specializing in sports medicine and orthopaedic trauma.
“Kathy is a consummate professional, as evident in her clinical practice as well as her service to ONCB,” stated ONCB President Matthew Price, MS, RN, CNP, ONP-C, RNFA. “She has been an excellent steward for the organization through her service on various committees, as a committee chair, and most recently as a Director on the board. I am excited and privileged to work with Kathy this next year to continue to attain our vision: Orthopaedic nursing certification is the standard of knowledge and excellence in musculoskeletal health.”
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.
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