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 Deadlines

Testing Windows

April 12, 2023

May 13 – May 27, 2023

September 6, 2023

October 7 – October 21, 2023

Congratulations To Our New CORLN’s for October 31, 2022

Spencer Cross
Caeli Duckworth
Taylor Eaton
Sandra Harston

Melissa Hayes
Nicole Heidelburg
Michael Hulton

Dana Humphrey
Adriana Ramos,
Kimberly Schneider

Congratulations To Our Recertified CORLN’s for October 31, 2022

Teresa Baker
James Bochard
Amy David
Anne DeLeo

Teresa Giordano
Julie Ketrick
Linda Marks

Jean McLaughlin
Manuel Patusco
Kathy Wieliczko


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

Core Curriculum for Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nursing – 3rd Edition

The 3rd Edition is finally here!

We have been working hard on the 3rd edition of SOHN's Core Curriculum textbook and it's release is finally here!

After getting feedback from our members and past purchasers of the Core Curriculum, the newest edition includes updated content, new chapters, and will is accessible by electronic download only. That means minimal wait times to receive your electronic copy, easier accessibilitythe ability to search for key terms and phrases, and the ability for purchasers to print out as needed.

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