The Rogers vice-president did not dispute any part of the ONCC complaint, acknowledging in detail, without any reservation, exactly what happened.
While some might see that apology as effusive and genuine, the ONCC sees several shortcomings in it.
Suzanne Crantz, another ONCC member, responded to Strati's letter with one of her own on April 3.
also noted a decrease in the response rate when it switched to an online format.
, for the advanced oncology examination, used a mixed sample of 1,500 oncology certified nurses and a second group of master's-prepared oncology society members (McMillan et al.
As a member of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) he has served as Coordinator for the Chemotherapy Special Interest Group, Chair of the Special Interest Group Council, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC
) Item Writer, and ONCC
Test Development Committee member.
ONS also will continue to offer continuing education programs to assist APRNs to attain and maintain the advanced practice knowledge and skills necessary to competently provide care to patients with cancer, and ONCC
will continue to administer certification examinations for oncology NPs and CNSs that are sound, reliable, valid, and representative of current practice.
ONCC will be transitioning its entire certification program, including international paper-and-pencil testing, to computer-based testing beginning January 2, 2008.
ONCC offers five certification credentials, including the Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN(R)), Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse (CPON(R)), Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse (AOCN(R)), Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner (AOCNP(R)) and Advanced Oncology Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist (AOCNS(R)).
ONCC is looking forward to partnering with Pearson VUE," said Cyndi Miller-Murphy, executive director, ONCC.
Competence at the specialty level will not be assessed or regulated by boards of nursing but rather by professional organizations such as ONCC
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