Thibodaux, Louisiana- January 7, 2013 –
Laura Gros, RN, CBCN, Patient Care Coordinator at the Cancer Center of Thibodaux Regional, recently
earned designation as a Certified Breast Care Nurse (CBCN) by the Oncology
Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC).
CBCN® is the only nationally accredited breast care nursing certification
that is available exclusively to registered nurses, and that encompasses
the entire spectrum of breast care nursing practice. This certification
is a validation of an individual's knowledge of breast care nursing.
The CBCN® examination tests nurses’ ability to practice competently
within the breast care nursing specialty. Covered areas in the exam certification
include breast cancer prevention and detection, diagnosis, treatment,
survivorship and end-of-life care. To be eligible for CBCN testing and
a four-year renewable certification, nurses must hold a current, active
and unrestricted registered nurse license and have at least 12 months
experience as a registered nurse within the previous three years. They
also must have practiced in breast care for at least 1,000 hours within
the prior 36 months and have completed at least 10 hours of continuing
education in breast care.