Laura Gros Earns Breast Care Nursing Certification

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.