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 2022

Jaclyn Rothberg
Tiana Vandergriff
Amy Ashburn
Nora Clarke

Karlene Fuller
Brooke Jacquith
Kitty Lockner
Miller Mok

Emily Sanders
Elizabeth Ward
Ashley Williams


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 coming soon!

We have been working hard on the 3rd edition of SOHN's Core Curriculum textbook. With just a few more loose ends to tie up, its release is just around the corner.

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

Stay tuned for more information!

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