ONCB endorses all continuing education content provided by the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON). Continuing education articles appearing in NAON’s official journal Orthopaedic Nursing carry a categorization statement on the CE page so you can determine if Category A or B credit has been approved by ONCB. NAON chapters and other entities that submit continuing education activities to NAON for approval also receive a categorization statement from ONCB.
Other ANCC-approved providers also offer online/home study continuing education that may be appropriate for Category A credit. Please be advised that ONCB does not endorse specific courses or commercial CE vendors. Also, provider designation of any content as “orthopaedic” does not mean the activity automatically qualifies for Category A credit from ONCB. ONCB staff are happy to verify categorization and appropriateness of any program content (firstname.lastname@example.org, 888-561-6622).
BONEafide FREE Ortho CE
ONCB proudly launches the spring 2019 edition of this unique compilation of free continuing education appropriate for Category A credit toward recertification! Please download a copy for your colleagues, or share a link to this page, so they can get cost-effective help in maintaining their valued orthopaedic nursing certification. Watch for an update in fall 2019!
A highlight from the list: the national Movement is Life initiative offers FREE online CE modules to help musculoskeletal health disparities.
1. “The Role of Nurses in the Management of Joint Pain in Women and Black and Hispanic Latino Women.” (Approved for 2 contact hours of Category A credit toward recertification.)
2. “Comorbidity of Arthritis and Depression in African American, Caucasian and Hispanic/Latina Women.” (Approved for 2 contact hours of Category A credit toward recertification.)
OnCourse Learning Identifies Category A Courses
ONCB proudly announces a partnership with OnCourse Learning, owner of Nurse.com, CE Direct (through employers), and PearlsReview.com. All ONCB-approved courses for Category A credit toward recertification are now identified in a unique lit on these CE sources as “ONCB Category A Approved for Recertification.” This includes 31 nursing CE courses in Nurse.com as well as 75 chapter in Textbook Topics in PearlsReview.com. The same category exists in the CE Direct platform in several libraries,including the Nursing CE, Textbook Topics, Certification Review (14 1-hour modules), Physical Therapy (15 courses), Occupational Therapy (4 courses), and Pharmacy (5 courses). Please see the CE requirements grid for more information on the accepted number of hours in allied health continuing education.
For questions about the above CE activities, please contact OnCourse Learning at 1-800-866-0919 or at email@example.com.
CE for Online/Home Study
(to help you locate CE activities)
|Lippincott Williams & Wilkins||http://www.nursingcenter.com/lnc/ceconnection||orthopaedics; musculoskeletal; pain management|
|OnCourse Learning/CE Direct||http://ce.nurse.com/||orthopedic; pain management|
|Western Schools||https://www.westernschools.com||musculoskeletal; pain; oncb|
|Medscape Education||http://www.medscape.org/nurses||orthopaedic; pain management|
|MyFreeCE||http://www.myfreece.com/||pain management; sports|
|Foundation for Orthopaedic Research & Education||https://foreonline.org/education/||All live and internet courses approved for Category A credit. Content is CME (physician continuing education)|
Western Schools is a popular vendor of CE activities used by recertifying orthopaedic nurses. Courses from this vendor are accepted by ONCB, but board members caution certificants that all courses may not be eligible for complete credit in Category A. Western Schools has listed several trauma activities on its web site under “Orthopedic Courses.” The objectives for these courses have been evaluated by ONCB members, who determined partial credit in Category A could be given for any Western Schools trauma courses because they do not deal solely with musculoskeletal trauma. Remaining credit can be applied to Category B.
Other commercial vendors may list multiple activities under “Orthopedic Courses.” However, many meet general education requirements and are appropriate for Category B credit toward ONCB recertification.