Prepare for Certification

Becoming certified is an important milestone for any nurse. It signifies mastery of oncology nursing knowledge and a commitment to providing the highest quality care. Whether you are seeking certification for the first time or are renewing your certification, ONS is here to help.  

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If you have questions regarding the eligibility requirements, types of available certifications, how to prepare, the application process, test deadlines and fees, visit the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) website for answers and information on to how to get started.

Preparing to become certified? ONS offers two review course bundles, each include a series of online courses and practice exams based on the certification you are seeking. Plus, a breast cancer series that also works great for certification review, and a CNS series for ILNA points.

OCN® Certification Review

OCN® Certification Review Bundle

Prepare for your OCN® certification exam with the ONS OCN® Certification Review Bundle. This series of four online courses offers nurses who are already proficient in oncology care a comprehensive review of the cancer journey.

Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing and Study Guide for the Core Curriculum

The Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing (seventh edition) and the Study Guide for the Core Curriculum (seventh edition), developed in collaboration with ONS and Elsevier, can help you prepare for success on the OCN® exam. Based on the latest test blueprint of the exam, the Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing and associated study guide cover the entire scope of oncology nursing.

Breast Cancer Bundle

The Breast Cancer Bundle helps nurses prepare for the CBCN® exam. Through this series of four online courses, you’ll get a comprehensive look at the breast cancer journey from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and survivorship issues.

Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

This comprehensive Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation course will enhance your understanding of hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) and provide concepts to apply to your care of HSCT patients. You’ll learn about concepts of HSCT patient care, outcomes, acute and late effects of transplant as well as resources for effective HSCT programs. This course is ideal for nurses new to HSCT nursing and those preparing for BMTCN® certification.

ONS AOCNP® Certification Review Bundle™

Prepare for your AOCNP® certification exam with the ONS AOCNP® Certification Review Bundle™. This bundle offers access to seven online courses and the latest edition of the Advanced Oncology Nursing Certification Review and Resource Manual