The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board (ONCB) is pleased to announce Maureen Cooper, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, ONC, HN-BC, was selected to serve as a Director beginning May 30, 2020. Ms. Cooper is past member and chair of 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. Cooper is Clinical Nurse Manager, 1 S Short Stay Unit, Beaumont Health System, located in Royal Oak, Michigan.
“ONCB is proud to have Maureen Cooper step into the role of Board Director. Her background in leadership and management will prove to be an asset to our organization as we continue to move forward with our mission,” stated ONCB President Dorothy Pietrowski, MSN, RN, ACNP, ONP-C®, ONC®. “Under her direction as chair of the Exam Prep Committee, we have been able to meet the needs of our certificants and provide the materials necessary to aid in study. As we continue to evolve as an organization, Maureen’s strengths 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 11 members, including a consumer representative, provides strategic direction for orthopaedic nursing certification examination development and maintenance activities.
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