We know you work hard to enhance your professional capabilities as a registered nurse. Your orthopaedic certification through ONCB is an important part of that continued development. With this in mind, we want to make sure you are recognized for your accomplishments in a way that allows you to fully showcase your ongoing professional commitment. In today’s digital world, that means providing a way for you to share your verified credentials and experiences in a secure electronic format.
Digital badges are portable digital icons that verify your orthopaedic certification credential. They are unique in that they are embedded with qualifying information, or metadata, that helps you maintain a digital record of your certification for use with employers or on professional sites such as LinkedIn. Digital badges are stored in a universal cloud-based portfolio so they can be easily accessed and shared with employers and peers, on digital resumes, email signatures, or social networking sites.
Very importantly, ONCB’s certificants will be accessing their certificates on demand through BadgeCert. Certificates can be printed whenever a copy is needed for employers, potential employers, or other professional contacts. ONCB will no longer mail paper documents to orthopaedic-certified nurses. Instead, the metadata on the digital badges will be updated with each recertification to ensure a current certificate is available to print much more quickly than waiting for the mail.
Digital badges are provided free of charge to all nurses upon recertification of their credential.