Kristina Blackburn Receives Oncology Nursing Certification

Coastal Cancer Center’s Kristina Blackburn has achieved her Oncology Nursing Certification, practice officials proudly announced Wednesday.

The certification, required by a registered nurse’s third year of employment at Coastal Cancer Center, demonstrates Kristina’s quality knowledge of adult oncology and hematology. Kristina joined the Coastal Cancer Center team in March 2011.

“Certification is a voluntary process. It signifies a nurse has experience and specialty knowledge beyond the entry level,” according to the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation. “Certification examinations in oncology nursing are based on current professional practice, and validate a certified nurse’s knowledge is up to date.”

Kristina joins 8 additional registered nurses at Coastal Cancer Center who have achieved the OCN certification. Certifications from the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation are valid for four years.

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