Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board

The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board (ONCB) was established in 1986 by the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) to promote the highest standards of orthopaedic nursing practice through the development, implementation and coordination of all aspects of certification for orthopaedic nurses. Through the ONC® and ONP-C® exams, ONCB advances the care of the orthopaedic patient and promotes excellence in specialty nursing practice by encouraging professional development and clinical practice.
How To Register

Please refer to ONCB’s website below for exam eligibility criteria and application information. https://www.oncb.org/register-for-exam/

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Schedule A Test

Scheduling begins when you receive the Notice to Schedule (NTS) email from Scantron. Log in to the web link in your NTS to schedule your exam site and date; Scantron will immediately send you another email to confirm your appointment. You must schedule and sit for your exam within the 90-day testing window.

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Prepare For Your Test

Review ONCB’s website information for exam study resource lists, study strategies, and a video to guide general test preparation and address test anxiety.

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