Orthopedic nurses treat patients that have musculoskeletal problems. The major professional orthopedic nursing organization is the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON). The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board (ONCB) maintains the Orthopedic Nurse Certified (ONC) credential, as well as the Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner ? Certified (ONP-C) and Orthopaedic Clinical Nurse Specialist ? Certified (OCNS-C) exams. The ONC certification is accredited by the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS). According to PayScale, the median salary for orthopedic nurses with the ONC is $63,871 for RNs and $90,000 for clinical nurse managers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent, overall job growth for registered nurses.