OCN Certification

  1. Hello everyone, I am in an outpatient ortho department. I would LOVE to become OCN certified but, obviously, but an outpatient department there is a lot of post op care that I don't get to work with that an inpatient nurse would take care of. Does anyone have any advice on how I can learn more/study for the exam? Any books or guides you would recommend? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!!
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  3. by   9livesRN
  4. by   DeBerham
    There are prep courses that you can take that will help immensely. In Oct of 2011 I took one and the following April I took and passed the ONC first go. My unit payed for attendance so I'm not sure how much it cost but I basically relied on that and did some reviewing the week before the test. If your facility will cover education expenses you might consider it.
  5. by   tigerrn
    Last edit by dianah on Jan 21, '13 : Reason: Terms of Service
  6. by   mmc51264
    I didn't get very good reviews??? I am not spending $40 for a so-so book. Any other books that are helpful?
  7. by   adamRn79
    I passed the exam. Use the study guide linked by a prior comment. They also make a flash card set that is basically the study guide chopped up into flash cards.
  8. by   beeker
    I am looking to take this exam in the next year, how was it?