Become a Certified Oncology Navigator through AONN+ Foundation for Learning
AONN+ Foundation for Learning is proud to offer 3 unique certifications:
- Oncology Nurse Navigator–Certified Generalist℠ (ONN-CG℠),
- Oncology Patient Navigator–Certified Generalist℠ (OPN-CG℠)
- Oncology Nurse Navigator–Certified Generalist Thoracic℠ [ONN‑CG(T)℠].
What Is AONN+ Foundation for Learning Certification?
AONN+ Foundation for Learning created these professional certifications in response to the increasing demands of its membership to have a specific type of certification to distinguish the knowledge, skills, and experience of an Oncology Nurse Navigator (ONN) and the Oncology Patient Navigator (OPN) from that of other types of nursing certifications provided by other organizations. Hence, the AONN+ Certification Advisory Commission was born.
Made up of experienced leaders within the field of navigation, the AONN+ Certification Advisory Commission developed the educational criteria and curriculum for each certification exam. AONN+ Foundation for Learning established the ONN-CG℠ and ONN-CG(T)℠ programs, as well as the OPN-CG℠ program in collaboration with The George Washington University Cancer Center.
AONN+ Foundation for Learning Certification Scope
The purpose of the Oncology Nurse Navigator–Certified Generalist (ONN-CG) and the Oncology Patient Navigator–Certified Generalist (OPN-CG) certifications is to ensure that clinical nurse and patient navigators have the knowledge to competently demonstrate effective navigation services across the cancer care continuum within their scope of practice.
Why Should I Get My AONN+ Foundation for Learning Certification?
AONN+ Foundation for Learning certification is unique to the field of navigation. The establishment of baseline competencies for oncology navigators, centered on their roles, responsibilities, educational level of knowledge, and evidence-based best practices, will help to ensure consistent delivery of optimized patient care across the care continuum. Your AONN+ Foundation for Learning certification will provide you with specific credentials and knowledge that can help you improve patient care and further your career development.
With your AONN+ Foundation for Learning certification, you gain:
- Knowledge and expertise derived from a navigation-specific formalized testing curriculum and process
- Patient treatment optimization with increased awareness of care options
- Opportunities for career enhancement with prospective promotions and financial incentives
- Recognition and respect from industry organizations, institutional leadership, peers, and patients as an integral member of the multidisciplinary oncology team
Where Can I Take the Certification Exam?
AONN+ Foundation for Learning facilitates the certification exams twice a year at our conferences. The testing opportunities include the Midyear Conference (May) and our Annual Conference (November)
The 2020 AONN+ Midyear Conference is converting to a virtual experience! For those who preregistered for certification, the AONN+ Foundation for Learning is working to provide options for you, so please stay tuned for an announcement in the near future.
AONN+ is a business legally incorporated in the state of New Jersey and governed by its Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees grants authority to the AONN+ Leadership Council who in turn grants authority to the Certification Advisory Commission to independently make essential certification decisions related to standards, policies and procedures of the certification. These decisions shall be made independently of and under no influence by any other individual or business entity within or outside of AONN+. The AONN+ Certification falls under the AONN+ Foundation for Learning, Inc. 501(c)(3) which is separate from AONN Inc.