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Allegheny Health Network Oncology Practice Director Named to Board of National Oncology Nursing Association

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

PITTSBURGH, PA  – Anna Vioral, PhD, MEd, RN, OCN®, BMTCN ®, currently Director of Oncology Practice and Professional Development at Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Cancer Institute, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC). Her three-year term begins in May.

Dr. Vioral brings a wealth of oncology nursing expertise as a clinician, educator and researcher to her new role on the ONCC. She also has extensive experience in the certification process, having served on ONCC’s Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN®) and Blood and Marrow Transplant Certified Nurse (BMTCN®) Test Development Committee, the OCN® Role Delineation Study Task Force, and as a test item writer for the OCN® and BMTCN® examinations.

In her current role at AHN Cancer Institute, her duties include standardizing chemotherapy safety across the network, overseeing accreditations, implementing educational programs for staff and patients, implementing research and quality initiatives and serving as operational lead on electronic medical records implementation.

“We are proud of Dr. Vioral’s appointment to this prestigious board. We have seen her expertise, commitment to excellence, and dedication to patients’ welfare in her work with the AHN Cancer Institute, and expect she will bring those same qualities to her role on the ONCC Board of Directors,” said David Parda, MD, Chair, AHN Cancer Institute.

“As nurses, we believe that rigorous, evidence-based certification processes promote excellence in patient care and professional practice,” said Claire M. Zangerle, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN, Chief Nurse Executive, AHN. “Dr. Vioral is an exceptional leader among our nursing staff, exemplifying commitment to patient care in all that she does.”

ONCC is the premier provider of nationally accredited certifications for nurses in oncology and related specialties. More than 37,300 nurses are currently certified by ONCC. More information about certification can be found at www.oncc.org.