ONCC Receives Accreditation of CPHON® Certification
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) received accreditation of its Certified Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurse (CPHON®) program from the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). The accreditation is valid through April 30, 2015.
ONCC is a not-for profit organization whose mission is to promote excellence in patient care and professional practice by validating specialized knowledge in oncology nursing and related specialties. Currently, 739 nurses are certified to use the CPHON® designation.
The CPHON® examination is aimed at testing the knowledge necessary for the nurse to practice competently at the basic level, within the specialty of pediatric hematology oncology nursing.
The CPHON® program is the seventh ONCC certification program to receive NCCA accreditation, joining ONCC’s other accredited programs Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN®), Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse (AOCN®), Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse (CPON®), Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner (AOCNP®), Advanced Oncology Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist (AOCNS®), and Certified Breast Care Nurse (CBCN®). Currently, more than 32,000 registered nurses are certified by ONCC.
NCCA is the accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (formerly the National Organization for Competency Assurance). NCCA accreditation is based on the highest quality standards in professional certification, and ensures that accredited programs adhere to modern standards of practice in the certification industry. There are 254 NCCA accredited programs that certify individuals in a wide range of professions and occupations including nurses, financial professionals, respiratory therapists, counselors, emergency technicians, crane operators and more.