The annual ONS Congress® is your opportunity to network and make one-on-one connections with your peers, learn from their research and clinical experiences, and further empower yourself to make strides in the field. At ONS Congress, you’ll have plenty of ways to cultivate your professional development and gain contact hours and points to fulfill your certification needs.
Most ONCC credentials have three renewal options: practice hours and professional development (points), practice hours and successful testing, and points and successful testing. Each time you renew your certification through professional development points, you’ll take an assessment before earning points for your next renewal.
You can earn points for renewal by completing professional development activities such as educational conferences like ONS Congress. Attendees can take advantage of attending a plethora of sessions and earn renewal points.
Here’s what you’ll need for your professional development:
Have you been authorized to take the assessment but haven’t done so? Remember that you can’t earn points for renewal until you take your assessment. If you’re eligible to take the assessment, be sure you do it before ONS Congress starts so you can use the NCPD you earn for your certification renewal.
Once you know the subject areas you need to earn points for certification renewal, you can find eligible sessions using the schedule on the ONS Congress website. Filter the sessions by ILNA categories, and plan ahead by making a list of sessions you need to attend.