Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board (ONCB) Receives Accreditation of its ONC and ONP-C certification programs From the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification

Mt Laurel, NJ, July 25, 2022—The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC), is pleased to announce ONCB has been granted reaccreditation for the ONC® and ONP-C® certification programs.

ONCB was established in 1986 to promote the highest standards of orthopaedic nursing practice. 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.

ABSNC accreditation is a peer-reviewed mechanism that allows nursing certifying organizations to obtain program accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the highest quality standards in the industry. To maintain accreditation, programs must exhibit continuing adherence to the 18 standards set forth. “ABSNC Accreditation represents a recognized standard in certification testing and indicates that the credential meets or exceeds legal and regulatory guidelines,” said Felicia Lembesis, CAE, Executive Director.

The mission of ABSNC is to recognize quality specialty nursing and associated non-RN certification programs through accreditation. It is the only accrediting body specifically for nursing certification. ABSNC currently accredits more than 60 certification programs from 20 specialty nursing certification organizations.

The accreditation standards offered by ABSNC include Examination-Based Certification Programs, Portfolio Assessment Certification Programs, and Assessment-Based Certificate Programs. For more information about ABSNC and its accreditation standards, please visit www.absnc.org or contact Felicia Lembesis, ABSNC Executive Director, (flembesis@ahint.com, 856-439-9080).