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AONN+ Foundation for Learning Conducts Regional Certification Exams in 2020 or Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators

October 13, 2020

October 8, 2020 (Cranbury, NJ): AONN+ Foundation for Learning, Inc (AONN+ FFL) announces opportunities to sit for the Oncology Nurse Navigator–Certified Generalist (ONN-CGSM) and the Oncology Patient Navigator–Certified Generalist (OPN-CGSM) certification exams. These national certifications are only offered through AONN+ FFL and can be achieved only by sitting for the exam at one of the following 5 locations on Saturday, November 14, from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Registration MUST be completed by Saturday, October 24.

“AONN+ FFL is proud to offer navigators the opportunity to gain national certification and be recognized for their navigation knowledge and expertise,” said Emily Gentry, RN, BSN, OCN, HON-ONN-CG, AONN+ Sr. Director, Education and Program Development. “Achieving national certification demonstrates to our oncology patients and colleagues a commitment and responsibility to provide evidence-based quality oncology care.”

Exams will be given at the following regional locations:

  • New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania: Iselin, NJ
  • Texas: Austin, TX
  • Florida: Miami, FL
  • Indiana: Indianapolis, IN
  • North Carolina: Winston-Salem, NC

If you are interested in sitting for the exam, please click here for further information or to register. All registration materials must be completed and submitted on or before October 24.

Accreditation is provided by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB). Certification is provided by AONN+ FFL. In July 2020, the ANAB, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), provided AONN+ FFL national accreditation to offer the only national certifications of Oncology Nurse Navigator–Certified Generalist (ONN-CG℠) and Oncology Patient Navigator–Certified Generalist (OPN-CG℠).

About ANAB
The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) is the largest multidisciplinary ISO/IEC 17011 accreditation body in North America, with comprehensive signatory status across the multilateral recognition arrangements of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and International Accreditation Forum (IAF). The ANAB accreditation portfolio includes management systems certification bodies, calibration and testing labs, product certification bodies, personnel credentialing organizations, forensic test and calibration service providers, inspection bodies, police crime units, greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies, reference material producers, and proficiency test providers.

ANAB is a wholly owned subsidiary of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting the U.S. voluntary standards and conformity assessment system and strengthening its impact, both domestically and internationally.

About ANSI
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Its membership is comprised of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations.

The Institute represents and serves the diverse interests of more than 270,000 companies and organizations and 30 million professionals worldwide. ANSI is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). For more information, visit

About AONN+ Foundation for Learning, Inc
AONN+ Foundation for Learning, Inc created these professional certifications in response to the increasing demands of its membership to design a specific type of certification to distinguish the knowledge, skills, and role, of an Oncology Nurse Navigator (ONN-CG) and the Oncology Patient Navigator (OPN-CG) from that of other types of nursing certifications provided by other organizations. Hence, the AONN+ FFL, Inc Certification Advisory Commission was born. Made up of experienced leaders within the field of navigation, the AONN+ FFL, Inc Certification Advisory Commission developed the educational criteria for the certification exams.

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