As a member of the American Board of Nursing Specialties, ONCB believes the major goal of specialty nursing certification is to improve patient outcomes and promote the safety of health care consumers. Consumers and employers need to be able to determine the certification status of orthopaedic registered nurses. With transparency and consumer safety the concerns, ONCB now offers online, primary source verification of certification for its three credentials: ONC®, OCNS-C®, and ONP-C®. Please follow the instructions below to verify the following information about orthopaedic-certified nurses.
Note: If a certificant has had a name change, check present or former name and instruct the individual to contact ONCB about the name change.
- Go to https://www.scantronassessment.com/connect/oncb/registry
- Enter all or the first several letters of the certificant’s last name and first name in the appropriate fields provided OR the certificant ID number (do not do both). For best results, do not enter information in any of the other fields.
- Click on the “Search” button.
- View the individual certificant’s record in the results list, which includes the information listed below for verification purposes.
Name and credential
Original date of certification
Expiration date of certification term
There is no charge for this service. ONCB does not provide faxed or emailed certification verification.
Please note: A nurse is considered by ONCB to be continually certified unless the status of the credential is identified as “Expired” in the data base. This means the certificant is considered by ONCB to be in good standing (i.e., active credential) during the processing of the recertification application.