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Orthopaedic Certification

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Has anyone got their ONC? I've tried looking around at study guides but none are really tailored to what I need. Just looking for helpful advice on what resources I should be using to help get my certification.

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Yes, got my ONC. Waiting to retake the ONP-C. Practically the same exam! There is a textbook-I got it used (NAON : Core Curriculum for Orthopaedic Nursing, 7th Edition). There is a study guide that's basically copies of Powerpoints and very basic. There is also a CD with questions--it is filled with errors, misspelling, and poor quality but useful enough. I would suggest knowing signs/symptoms/treatment protocols for the obvious musculoskeletal conditions plus genetic/cancers. I haven't used any PA study guides but this link (http://www.nbcopa.org/uploads/3/4/9/4/34943214/nbcopasourcelist.pdf) is a list of resources the PA Board lists. It might be overkill b/c they do surgery too.

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I used the powerpoint packet that I got at a review session and the CD-ROM to prepare. I thought the test was easy. 

I was worried about peds because I work with adults, but there are 2-3 questions, tops about that. I thought the test was pretty easy. 

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I took the test and got certified 2 years ago. I borrowed the study guide from a friend who took the prep course. But more importantly I spent about $150 on modules offered on the ONC website. Many of the question were IDENTICAL and specific to the test.

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