National Certifying Board of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses


The National Certifying Board of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses (NCBOHN) endorses the concept of voluntary, periodic certification by examination for all otorhinolaryngology and head-neck registered nurses. Certification is one part of a process called credentialing. It focuses specifically on the individual and is an indication of current competence in a specialized area of practice. Board certification in otorhinolaryngology and head-neck nursing is highly valued and provides formal recognition of basic otorhinolaryngology and head-neck nursing knowledge.

The Certification Program is sponsored by the National Certifying Board of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses (NCBOHN). The Certification Examination for Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses is administered for the NCBOHN by the Professional Testing Corporation (PTC), 1350 Broadway – 17th Floor, New York, New York 10018, (212) 356-0660. Questions concerning the examination should be referred to PTC.

Click here for CORLN Examination and Recertification Information

Application Deadline

Testing Window

September 7, 2022

October 8 – October 22, 2022

Congratulations To Our New & Renewing CORLN’s for 2021

Jennifer Brosh
Cindy Dawson
Tory DeRose
Mildred Hale
Katherine Hanlon

Nicole Hardy
Deena Hollingsworth
Helen Lazio-Stegall
Carol Maragos
Kari McConnell

Amy Meadors
Carolyn Miller
Komal Patel
Cristie Roush
Deborah Strike


If you have questions about your certification status, email [email protected].

Core Curriculum For Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nursing – 2nd Edition

This text is designed to be used by ORL-HN nurses. The book provides an overview of all aspects of nursing practice for the patient with an otolaryngologic problem or abnormality. It provides a foundation of knowledge for generalist and advanced practice nurses working in every ORL-HN practice setting. In addition, it serves as a basic text for students, nurses, administrators and nurse educators.

Textbook and CD — $195  ($175 for SOHN Members)
Textbook —  $160  ($140 for SOHN Members)
CD — $120  ($105 for SOHN Members)

Includes shipping and handling charges in USD. Add $45 for shipping and handling to orders contiguous outside of US.

Order the Core Curriculum Online

National Certifying Board for Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses (NCBOHN) Leadership

Margaret Wallace MSN FNP CORLN

Vice President
Cristie Roush DNP GNP-BC


Executive Director
Sandra Schwartz MS RN CORLN