Jump to content

Orthopaedic Certification

Orthopaedic   (2,077 Views | 4 Replies)
by Apex36 Apex36 (New) New

263 Profile Views; 1 Post

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!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

chiromed0 has 14 years experience and specializes in ICU, Telemetry, Cardiac/Renal, Ortho,FNP.

215 Posts; 6,047 Profile Views

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

mmc51264 has 8 years experience as a ADN, BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in orthopedic; Informatics, diabetes.

2,753 Posts; 39,041 Profile Views

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. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sassy-RN has 13 years experience.

84 Posts; 2,191 Profile Views

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

9 Posts; 798 Profile Views

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

Edited by Ashley_113

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
×

This site uses cookies. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Read our Privacy, Cookies, and Terms of Service Policies to learn more.