Two Employees Earn Cancer Nursing Certification

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center is pleased to announce that Pat Courtney, RN, OCN, and Tonya Wells, RN, OCN, have recently joined the ranks of other oncology certified nurses at the Richard E. Winter Cancer Center by passing the rigorous exam administered by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation.  


Shown in the picture are Oncology Certified Nurses Erica Dupre, Wells, and Nancy Thompson. Missing from the photo is Courtney.

Certification, which is good for four years, is required for all nurses who work at the Richard E. Winter Cancer Center.

The certification is the formal recognition of specialized knowledge, skills, and experience in nursing and assures the public that a nurse has completed all eligibility criteria to earn the OCN credential. The certification promotes excellence in patient care and professional practice by validating specialized knowledge in oncology nursing and ensures that nurses in the oncology field are keeping up with the rapid changes in oncology care.

At this time, there are four oncology certified nurses at the Richard E. Winter Cancer Center.

For more information, please visit the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center website.

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