Orthopaedic Certification

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by Apex36 Apex36 (New) New

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.

Thanks!

chiromed0

Specializes in ICU, Telemetry, Cardiac/Renal, Ortho,FNP. Has 14 years experience. 215 Posts

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.

mmc51264, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in orthopedic; Informatics, diabetes. Has 10 years experience. 3,104 Posts

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.

Sassy-RN

Has 13 years experience. 85 Posts

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.

Ashley_113

Ashley_113

11 Posts

Hi,

chiromed0 how did you do on the ONP exam and what did you use to study? I’m taking my exam next month and was curious if just studying the recommended materials was enough or If you did the study course offered by NAON. I am trying to decide if it’s worth it to buy or not.

thanks

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Kjsroxi

Kjsroxi

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On 2/13/2019 at 9:22 PM, Sassy-RN said:

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.

I purchased all of the study questions too. Do you think I will be OK just studying those and doing the Review from NAON class?

tiffywow

tiffywow

7 Posts

On 2/5/2019 at 4:19 PM, mmc51264 said:

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.

Do you still have the CD? Planning to take the exam after all of this is over. Are you willing to sell?

tiffywow

tiffywow

7 Posts

On 2/13/2019 at 9:22 PM, Sassy-RN said:

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.

Planning to take the exam. Did you use any other study material besides those questions?

mmc51264, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in orthopedic; Informatics, diabetes. Has 10 years experience. 3,104 Posts

7 hours ago, tiffywow said:

Do you still have the CD? Planning to take the exam after all of this is over. Are you willing to sell?

I don't-sorry! I gave to my unit as a resource for others to get certified.

tiffywow

tiffywow

7 Posts

Thanks for replying!

Sassy-RN

Has 13 years experience. 85 Posts

On 4/6/2020 at 7:09 AM, tiffywow said:

Planning to take the exam. Did you use any other study material besides those questions?

Sorry for the late reply it… No, that is all I use was the book and some modules!

For the modules I believe I did areas where I didn’t feel strong in, such as sports injuries, orthopedic oncology, pediatrics and I can’t remember the other one...

tiffywow

tiffywow

7 Posts

It’s okay, thank you! I feel ready but no testing sites are open with everything going on.