The ONCC offers five options for certification:
Certification is granted for four years, after which it must be renewed by taking a recertification test or by earning a certain number of continuing medical education credits.
To become certified, nurses must have an RN license, meet specific eligibility criteria for nursing experience and specialty practice, and must pass a multiple-choice test.
For the advanced AOCNP and AOCNS certifications, a nurse must have a master's degree or higher in nursing and a minimum of 500 hours of supervised clinical practice of oncology nursing. The AOCNP certification also requires successful completion of an accredited nurse practitioner program.
Meeting the challenges of providing ongoing oncology nursing education: Puget Sound Oncology Nursing Education Cooperative.(LEADERSHIP & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT)
Mar 01, 2007; The Puget Sound Oncology Nursing Education Cooperative (PSONEC) was formed in 1998 to address the need for basic oncology nursing...