The Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses was chartered with 47 nurses in 1976 and has grown to a membership of over 380 nurses. As the only society for ORL Nurses, SOHN fosters the professional growth of the ORL nurse through education and research, and develops a dynamic organization that is responsive to the needs of the membership.

Also recognized as an accredited provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation, SOHN provides many easily accessible opportunities for professional interaction, education, and growth on a regular basis.

  • Full memberships are open to all registered nurses with an interest in ORL, head and neck or related fields of nursing.
  • Associate memberships are available to LPN/LVNs with an interest in ORL, head and neck or related fields of nursing.
  • Student memberships are available to currently enrolled pre-licensure nursing students with an interest in ORL, head and neck or related fields of nursing.

Membership Pricing:
  • Full Members (RNs) –  $125
  • Full Members (Retired) – $63
  • Associate Members (LPN/LVNs) – $125
  • Associate Members (Retired) – $63
  • Student Members – $20

 With your membership to SOHN you receive:
  • ORL Head and Neck Nursing – official scientific journal publication of SOHN
  • The Update – our quarterly newsletter
  • Reduced rates for the SOHN Annual Congress and Nursing Symposium, Spring Seminar Series, and other educational programs
  • Full Member – voting privileges, Eligibility for SOHN/ ENT-NF awards, scholarships and grants
  • Mentoring program for research and practice.
  • Free continuing education contact hours with the participation of our SIG meeting presentations.
As a member you may also take advantage of:
  • National Certification Examination in Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nursing
  • Research Grant Awards
  • 10 Specialty ENT groups for networking and continuing educational opportunities
  • ANCC Accredited National and Regional Educational Programs – Continuing Education credits offered throughout the year to help maintain licensure and certifications
  • Publications including Guidelines for Otorhinolaryngology
  • Head-Neck Nursing Practice
  • Core Curriculum
  • Publishing Opportunities
  • Affiliation with the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
*Please note that memberships are on a calendar year of January 1 - December 31. SOHN does not currently prorate membership dues.

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