ONC advice

  1. I am planning on taking the ONC this fall and was looking for tips. I have already bought and started studying the Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Exam Secrets Study Guide by Morrison Media LLC. I have also heard to order the practice exams from the ONC website. Any advice would be helpful and greatly appreciated

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    Charge Nurse in the OR; from US
    Specialty: 6 year(s) of experience in Ortho, Plastics, Surgical, OR


  3. by   damegarbo
    I studied the Ortho Core Curriculum cover to cover and focused on key points. I had a cd of some practice questions too. I would say it is just a matter of good old fashioned studying, committing to memory as much as possible, while trying to understand what you commit to memory. The test has detailed questions and enough common sense questions to be balanced. It is no piece of cake either. I am Ortho and Med/Surg certified and both tests were equally difficult in their own subject matter. It is the kind of exam that tests your overall knowlege of the specialty intermixed with nursing judgement type questions. It definitely takes studying though, no easy shortcuts, as you must know the information enough to eliminate the obvious wrong answers on the multiple choice questions. Just hit the books! Good luck!
  4. by   kjfreeman
    thanks i am going to order the practice test online as well....i just can't fork out the money for the Ortho Core Curriculum right now. thank you again for the advice