The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board (ONCB) is pleased to announce Matthew Price, MS, RN, CNP, ONP-C, RNFA, was selected to serve as a Director beginning July 1, 2017. Mr. Price is past member and chair of the ONCB’s Recertification Committee, a representative group involved in recertification regulation for certificants holding ONCB’s three credentials. Mr. Price is Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner at Orthopedic One in Columbus, Ohio.
“We are happy to welcome Matthew Price to our board,” commented ONCB President Kathy Bolme, RN, ONC. “Matt has already been a supporter of certification through his work with the board serving as chair of the Recertification Committee. As an ONC-P, Matt is able to show our value of excellence is recognized in all work areas, both in and outside hospital settings. With this commitment to excellence, Matt will help ONCB achieve its 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.