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Nurse Practitioner Receives Advanced Oncology Certification

October 31, 2016

Theresa Langan APRN, FN-P, Nurse Practitioner with Community Hospital’s Anderson Center for Radiation Oncology recently passed the Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner (AOCNP) Examination administered by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC). There are now more than 1,100 AOCNP certified nurses nation wide.

The AOCNP Examination tests knowledge that is vital for an oncology nurse. AOCNP is available to nurses who meet specific requirements for nursing licensure; a graduate degree from an accredited NP program; recent clinical practice an NP in adult oncology; and who have recently completed at least 30 hours of oncology continuing nursing education or a graduate level oncology course.

ONCC introduced advanced oncology nursing certification at the 1995 Oncology Nursing Society congress in Anaheim, California. Two hundred nineteen advanced practice registered nurses passed the first AOCN Test. ONCC offered the AOCNP Test for the first time in January 2005.

The Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation develops, administers and evaluates programs for certification in oncology nursing. The mission of ONCC is to promote excellence in patient care and professional practice by validating specialized knowledge in oncology nursing and related specialties.

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