Flynn Earns Breast Care Nurse Certification

Mary Jane Flynn, BSN, RN, OCN, CBCN, nurse coordinator for Shore Regional Breast Center System, successfully met all eligibility and testing requirements of the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) to attain certification as a breast care nurse.

The certified breast care nurse examination tests the knowledge necessary for the nurse to competently practice in the specialty of breast health care. Less than 300 nurses across the country have earned this professional certification.

Flynn joined Shore Health System in 1999. Her team at Shore Regional Breast Center includes a nurse practitioner and community outreach workers who educate women about the importance of breast self-examination and mammography. She works closely with the Shore Regional Breast Center physicians to ensure that diagnostic testing and treatment planning is completed promptly and with compassion for women and their families. She is available around the clock to consult with women through all phases of a cancer experience.

Flynn directs the Breast Center’s genetic counseling program which provides information for women who have been assessed to be at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

Flynn earned an associates degree from Sullivan County Community College in New York and a bachelor of science in nursing from State University of New York. She has been a certified oncology nurse since 1992. Prior to joining Shore Health System, she was a nurse manager at two community hospitals in New York. She is a member of the Oncology Nurses Society, the National Consortium of Breast Centers and the Maryland/DC Coalition of Breast Care Coordinators.