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Wendy Dillon, RN and Bethany McInnis, RN
Earn Oncology Certified Nurse Certification


Western Maine Health Vice President of Clinical Services, M. Patricia Cook, RN, MBA, EdD, is pleased to announce that Stephens Memorial Hospital (SMH) Registered Nurses Wendy Dillon and Bethany McInnis recently passed the Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN®) Examination administered by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC).

The OCN® Examination tests the knowledge necessary for the nurse to practice competently, within the specialty of adult oncology nursing. Oncology nursing certification is available to nurses who have:
- a current, active, unencumbered RN licensure
- a minimum of 12 months of experience as an RN within the three years prior to application
- a minimum of 1,000 hours of adult oncology nursing practice within the twoand-one-half years prior to application, and
- completed a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education in the specialty of oncology nursing or an academic elective in oncology nursing.

The Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation develops, administers and evaluates programs for certification in oncology nursing. The mission of ONCC is to promote excellence in patient care and professional practice by validating specialized knowledge in oncology nursing and related specialties.
Wendy Dillon and Bethany McInnis are staff nurses in the Infusion Center at Stephens Memorial Hospital. Wendy has been employed at Stephens Memorial Hospital since 2008 and Bethany has been employed since 2010. Both Wendy and Bethany are dedicated to providing the best patient care possible and understand the importance of continuing to grow and learn throughout their career.  Many hours were spent studying the vast areas of knowledge required to successfully obtain this certification. 

PHOTO CAPTION (left to right): Bethany McInnis, RN, OCN and Wendy Dillon, RN, OCN



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