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For Immediate Release: 14 January 2011
PR Contact: Adam Gaber

ONCC Extends Exclusive Multi-Year Contract with Pearson VUE

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., January 14, 2011 — Pearson VUE, the electronic certification and licensure testing business of Pearson, announced today that the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) has elected to extend their exclusive multi-year contract with Pearson VUE through 2015. Factors influencing this decision included but were not limited to the quality of the test channel and superior service levels.

The Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote excellence in patient care and professional practice by validating specialized knowledge in oncology nursing and related specialties. ONCC offers seven certification credentials, including the Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN®), Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse (CPON®), Certified Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurse (CPHON®), Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse (AOCN®), Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner (AOCNP┬«), Advanced Oncology Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist (AOCNS®) and Certified Breast Care Nurse (CBCN®). All ONCC certification programs are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and select programs are accredited by the American Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC).

“ONCC’s partnership with Pearson VUE over the past three years has provided both our certification candidates and our organization with the highest quality of testing services,” said Cyndi Miller Murphy, MSN, RN, CAE, executive director, ONCC. “We look forward to continuing our work together to provide superior certification programs and services for our constituency.”

“Over the past three years Pearson VUE has established a strong, successful relationship with ONCC,” said Robert Whelan, president and CEO of Pearson VUE. “This contract extension allows us to continue the work we started without interruption — building on the exceptional test security, exam delivery, best-in-class test center access and customer support that ONCC has come to expect from us.”

About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in 165 countries. Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international media company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.

Last updated 2011-01-14