LANCASTER, Ohio (July 12, 2011) – Fairfield Medical Center is proud to announce that Joyce Cox, Oncology Nurse Navigator, recently received her Oncology Nursing Certification.
She has successfully met all eligibility and testing requirements prescribed by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) Board, and thereby, is certified in adult oncology nursing and granted permission to use the designation Oncology Certified Nurse and the “OCN®” credential.
There are now 26,575 Oncology Certified Nurses (OCN®) nationwide. These registered nurses consist of staff nurses, clinicians, educators and managers. The period of certification is effective from May 2011 to December 31, 2015.
The OCN® Examination tests the knowledge necessary for the nurse to practice competently at the basic level within the specialty of adult oncology nursing. Oncology nursing certification is available to nurses who have:
• A current, active, unrestricted RN licensure
• A minimum of 12 months of experience as an RN within the three years prior to application
• A minimum of 1,000 hours of adult oncology nursing practice within the two-and-half years prior to application, and
• Completed a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education in the specialty of oncology nursing or an academic elective of oncology nursing
For more information regarding the Oncology Nurse Navigator role at Fairfield Medical Center, please contact Joyce Cox, MSN, RN, CNP, CRNFA, OCN, at 740-687-8863.
Fairfield Medical Center offers a full line of cancer services, providing treatment and support to patients in need. Cancer services include chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, and more. To learn more go to www.fmchealth.org or call (740) 687-8000.
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