Becoming certified is an important milestone for any nurse. It signifies mastery of oncology nursing knowledge and a commitment to providing the highest quality care. Whether you are seeking certification for the first time or are renewing your certification, ONS is here to help.
If you have questions regarding the eligibility requirements, types of available certifications, how to prepare, the application process, test deadlines and fees, visit the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) website for answers and information on to how to get started.
Preparing to become certified? ONS offers three review bundles, each include a series of online courses and practice exams based on the certification you are seeking. Plus, a breast cancer series that also works great for certification review.
Prepare for your OCN® certification exam with the ONS OCN® Certification Review Bundle. This series of four online courses offers nurses who are already proficient in oncology care a comprehensive review of the cancer journey.
The Breast Cancer Bundle helps nurses prepare for the CBCN® exam. Through this series of four online courses, you’ll get a comprehensive look at the breast cancer journey from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and survivorship issues.
Prepare for your AOCNP® certification exam with the ONS AOCNP® Certification Review Bundle. This series of five online courses offers advanced practice oncology nurses already proficient in oncology care a comprehensive review of the cancer journey from top to bottom.
The AOCNS® certification exam has been discontinued for those seeking a new certification, but the ONS AOCNS® Certification Review Bundle is available to help oncology clinical nurse specialists earn CNE and ILNA points for certification renewal. This series of five online courses offers advanced practice oncology nurses who are already proficient in oncology care a comprehensive review of the cancer journey.
If you are planning to renew your certification, consult the following guides for the ONS courses sorted by ILNA category.
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90% of nurse managers prefer hiring certified nurses over non-certified nurses when all other factors are equal.