BCH is very proud that we can offer our patients 24/7 access to nurses who have earned Orthopaedic Nursing Certification (ONC), the only credential that documents an advanced level of knowledge and practice in orthopedic nursing.
Obtaining ONC is a rigorous undertaking. To receive ONC, a nurse must:
There are only about 150 nurses in Colorado who have this certification.
Benefits for Patients
ONC certification demonstrates that BCH nurses have attained the highest standards in orthopedic nursing. It confirms they have the specialized orthopedic knowledge, skills and critical thinking that can lead to high quality patient care, improved patient safety and excellent medical outcomes.