West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
WVU Parkersburg Health Sciences chair is nationally certified in oncology.
CONTACT: Rose Beebe, chair of Health Sciences Division, 304-424-8300.
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The chair of West Virginia University at Parkersburg's Health Sciences Division has received a national certification in oncology.
Rose Beebe, professor of nursing, has successfully met all eligibility and testing requirements by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation to receive the oncology certification.
She was among 1,158 registered nurses -- including staff nurses, clinicians, educators and managers -- who recently passed the OCN examination. The exam is designed to test the knowledge necessary to practice competently at the basic level within the specialty of oncology nursing. The OCN certification validates an individual's knowledge in oncology nursing.
WVU Parkersburg's Health Sciences chair received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Ohio State University and has been a member of the college's faculty since 1984.
Oncology nursing certification is available to nurses who have a current active, unrestricted registered nurse licensure; have a minimum of 12 months of experience as an R.N. within the three years prior to application; have a minimum of 1,000 hours of oncology nursing practice within the two-and-one-half-years prior to application, and have completed a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education in the specialty of oncology nursing or an academic elective in oncology nursing.
Certification for oncology nursing was introduced in 1986 when 1,384 registered nurses passed the first examination. Since then, more than 50,000 have taken the examination.