This Just In: AONN+ Certifications Are Now Nationally Accredited!

September 2020 Vol 11, No 9
Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG
Editor-in-Chief, JONS; Co-Founder, AONN+; University Distinguished Service Professor of Breast Cancer, Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Co-Developer, Work Stride-Managing Cancer at Work, Johns Hopkins Healthcare Solutions

Dear Navigators, Social Workers, Administrators, and Clinical Staff,

I’d like to introduce you to 3 important organizations:

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance US global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.

The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) is the largest multidisciplinary accreditation body in North America. Its accreditation portfolio includes calibration and testing labs, personnel credentialing organizations, and proficiency test providers, just to name a few. ANAB accreditation is a symbol of excellence, recognized worldwide by employers, industry leaders, hiring managers, and credential holders.

The AONN+ Foundation for Learning (FFL) comprises key opinion leaders in oncology navigation whose mission is to create professional certifications to distinguish the knowledge, skills, and role of the oncology nurse navigator and the oncology patient navigator.

It gives me great pleasure to announce that the certifications offered by AONN+ FFL are now accredited by ANAB!

Congratulations to AONN+ FFL for earning ANAB national accreditation for the Oncology Nurse Navigator–Certified Generalist (ONN-CG) and the Oncology Patient Navigator–Certified Generalist (OPN-CG) certifications. These certifications ensure that clinical nurse and patient navigators have the knowledge to competently provide navigation services across the cancer care continuum within their scope of practice. It is an honor to have these credentials recognized and accredited by ANAB.

Ultimately, I would like to congratulate AONN+ members who hold these certifications. Your dedication to the navigation profession and the unique skill set you possess are further validated by ANAB accreditation.

Sincerely,

Lillie Digital Signature

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG
Editor-in-Chief, JONS

University Distinguished Service Professor of Breast Cancer; Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Co-Developer of Work Stride: Managing Cancer at Work, Johns Hopkins Healthcare Solutions; Co-Founder of AONN+.
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