ONC certification exam...!

  1. Hello everyone! I'm from Reno Nv. Just took the ONC certificatoin exam yesterday in SanFran Calif. Have mixed feelings about it! Studyed mostly from the disc that I had obtained from NAON, but many of the questions on the exam were not related to the study material. Its a 200 question exam, pencil and paper, multiple choice with four hours to complete. I finished in about 4 hours. Not sure how I did! We had a group of 6 RN's from Reno that took it and all have about the same opinion. We will not get out results until about 6 weeks...ugh... Just wondering if anyone out there has taken the test and how they felt...does anyone know the pass rate of this exam. I have been a Ortho nurse for 5 years. Have a great day!!
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  3. by   cheech-RN
    Hello, I took the ortho cert exam on April 30th. I studied solely from the naon core curriculum. I read the entire book over about two weeks and then tried to focus on the main issues (DJD, trauma). I did the test questions at the end of each chapter and went over those a couple times. I felt that the test was difficult and I am not certain how to feel about it-if I passed or not. I'll be thrilled if I passed but I'm not so sure. My former nurse manager took the cert exam and passed but she is the only other person who I know who has taken it. I was told it takes 4-6 weeks to get the results. One way to look at it is that you need a 70% to pass so you could get up to 60 questions wrong! I hope you get your results soon and that everything goes well!
  4. by   RENORN57
    Hi thanks for replying. Did you take the exam in Burlingame Calif? I have finally rested up from the test and the trip to Calif. to take the test. My fingers are crossed that we passed!! It could go either way. Have a good day.
  5. by   cheech-RN
    I took the exam in Philadelphia. I think there was only one other nurse there for the ortho cert exam, the rest were for med-surg and other stuff. She finished in less than two hours, I was there over three. I think I recovered from all of the stress of actually taking the test, I just have to deal with everyone asking me how the test went, if I passed! It just reminds me too much. I'm sure it will be worth it, though!
  6. by   cheech-RN
    I just got my results today that I passed!! I'm so relieved! It was a difficult exam but I'm glad I did it. Now if I can just keep up with the CE hours to maintain certification.
  7. by   P_RN
    :Melody: CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! :Melody:

    That is the hardest test I ever took! I didn't keep up my CEs so I took it again in 94, and 99 and this year I "retired".

    P RN, ONCr