NWA Cancer Treatment Center Congratulates Nurses on Earning Oncology Nursing Certification

Highlands Oncology Group Proudly Congratulates Nurses on Achieving Certification in Oncology Nursing

Highlands Oncology Group (HOG), Northwest Arkansas’ leading cancer treatment facility, would like to congratulate four of their registered nurses on passing the Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) examination administered by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC).

Amy Fry, Becky Ivey, Kimberly Gracy and Aimee Sanders passed the examination and are now Oncology Certified (OCN) nurses.

Amy Fry, RN, OCN, has been employed with HOG since 2002. She works as a chemotherapy/infusion nurse. She is a graduate of the NWACC School of Nursing.

Becky Ivey, BSN, OCN, received her BSN from the University of Arkansas and started at HOG in the spring of 2001. Ivey works as a chemotherapy/infusion room nurse.

Kimberly Gracy, RN, BSN, OCN, first joined HOG as a medical assistant. She later graduated from nursing school at the University of Arkansas in 2008. After graduating, Gracy worked medical, surgical, orthopedic, and pre/post op before returning to HOG in 2014. She is a physician's nurse for Dr. Juan I. Lombeida, HOG's new Supportive Care Program physician.

Aimee Sanders, RN, OCN, graduated from Baptist School of Nursing. She is a physician's nurse for Dr. Stephan B. Rosenfeld and has been employed with HOG for 10 years.

The OCN examination tests the knowledge necessary for the nurse to practice competently at the basic level, within the specialty of adult oncology nursing.

Oncology nursing certification is available to nurses who have: a current, active, unencumbered Registered Nurse (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 two-and-a-half years prior to application and must have completed a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education in the specialty of oncology nursing or an academic elective in oncology nursing, according to the ONCC.

The ONCC 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.

As the leading cancer treatment and research facility in Northwest Arkansas, Highlands Oncology Group is dedicated to the advancement of cancer treatment and to providing patients with the best possible care and results.

Highlands Oncology Group proudly congratulates Amy, Becky, Aimee and Kimberly on achieving this milestone!

To learn more about the ONCC, visit: www.oncc.org.


Highlands Oncology Group is a state-of-the-art facility, with a world-class team of specialists, that is committed to providing premier cancer treatment and to enhancing the quality of life of patients and their loved ones. Highlands Oncology group provides this in a friendly, comfortable environment conveniently located in Northwest Arkansas. Highlands offers the latest technology of diagnostic imaging and radiation therapies, on-site labs, a pharmacy and an infusion center. They also offer access to clinical trials, multidisciplinary clinics and support groups. Highlands Oncology Group is helping patients win the battle against cancer every day.

For more information visit www.HighlandsOncologyGroup.com

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