PITTSBURGHThe Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) has announced the results of certification tests taken September 22, 2001. In a news release, the ONCC said that 154 registered nurses have earned their Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse (AOCN) credential. Of the 233 nurses who took the test, 66% earned a passing score, including 123 newly certified AOCNs and 31 renewals.
Of nearly 3,000 nurses who took the Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) test, 2,503 (85%) passed, including 1,409 who were newly certified and 1,094 who renewed their credential.
More than 300 registered nurses took the Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse (CPON) examination, and 244 (77%) passed, 150 who were newly certified and 94 who renewed their CPON certification.