The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board (ONCB) is pleased to announce Pamela DeGeorge, MSN, RN-BC, ONC®, was selected to serve as a Director beginning May 24, 2018. Ms. DeGeorge is a past member of ONCB’s Recertification Committee, a representative group involved in recertification regulation for certificants holding ONCB’s three credentials. Ms. DeGeorge is Clinical Education Specialist II for New Hanover Regional Medical Center, located in Wilmington, North Carolina.
“We are excited to welcome Pam DeGeorge, MSN, RN-BC, ONC to the board. Pam served on the Recertification Committee, supporting orthopaedic certification through this committee’s work. Pam will be a tremendous asset to the board,” said Diane Ryzner, APRN, OCNS-C®, President of ONCB. “Pam has a strong commitment to education. With this commitment to continuing competence, she 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.
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.