JCMC nurse to help write national nursing exam
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - Stacie Davis, a nurse manager in the oncology department at Johnson City Medical Center, has been selected out of several applicants to assist the Oncology Nursing Certification Corp. (ONCC) in writing the questions for their next national exam.
ONCC is directly affiliated with the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) and is a nonprofit organization that develops, administers and evaluates programs for certification in oncology nursing. The organization's biannual conference elects 24 people across the nation to gather at its headquarters in Pittsburg to write the questions that will appear on the next certification exam for oncology nurses.
Davis, who has been certified by the ONCC since 1992, is passionate about the education of nurses in the field of oncology.
"It has been a goal of mine to help shape the future of nursing as far as oncology knowledge," Davis said. "There are always students around, and therefore a lot of teaching opportunities to pass along what I have learned." Davis is excited to have the opportunity to help pick relevant topic questions to incorporate into the next exam and hopes she can continue to be a part of such conferences in the future.
Davis' extensive experience as a nurse in oncology and certification as a chemotherapy trainer helped her achieve a place on the counsel for writing the exam.