Certification Received from Orthopedic Nurses Certification Board

December 16, 2010

South Bay Hospital Nursing Staff Receives Certification from Orthopedic Nurses Certification Board

Sun City Center, Florida - - (December 8, 2010) Ten South Bay Hospital nursing employees  recently earned their Orthopedic Nurses Certification from the Orthopedic Nurses Certification Board (ONCB). The ONCB is a member of the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS) which advocates for consumer protection by establishing and maintaining standards for professional specialty nursing certification.

In November of 2010, Star Berning, RN; Anne Correia, RN; Amanda Johnson, RN; Yvonne Manosky, RN; James Seidlack, RN; and Crischel Tan, RN received this specialty nursing certification. Surgical Services staff members Anne Brooks, RN has been certified for over 10 years, and Chris Burke, RN and Janet Taylor, RN received their certification in 2009. These Nurses will be instrumental in providing care of patients in the new Joint and Spine Care Center opening on the 18th of this month.

To be eligible for the ONC examination, one must be licensed as an RN and have “1,000 hours of work experience as an RN in orthopedic nursing practice within the past three years,” says the Orthopedic Nurses Certification Board. Testing material covers degenerative diseases, orthopedic traumas, sports injuries and neuromuscular/pediatrics/congenital problems. 

“We are proud of the achievement of our Nurses,” says Sharon Roush, Chief Executive Officer for South Bay Hospital. “This certification means that they have demonstrated the proficiency in orthopedic nursing and can significantly improve the outcomes of our Center for Joint and Spine Care  patients.” 

If you would like more information on the certification process or South Bay Hospital’s Center for Joint and Spine Care, please contact Sherell Bennett at 813-634-0172.