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.

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Application Deadlines*

Testing Windows

April 10, 2024

May 11 – May 25, 2024

September 4, 2024

October 5 – October 19, 2024

*Applications will not be accepted after this deadline

The National Certifying Board for Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses Proudly Presents the 2023 Newly Certified and Renewed CORLNs. Congratulations! 

Newly Certified CORLN’s

Christa Brown
Ashlynn Capace
Elias Perez Hernandez

Allegra Jackson
James R. Jones
Amber Sharpe

Ann Marie Strausser
Arnaldo Vivanco

Recertified CORLN’s

Diane Aide
Leslie Allen
Crystal Baker-Mayer
Jillian Blackwell
Jana Bradley
Melissa Borofsky
Bonnie Choi

Maureen Crowley
Bryan Facione
Valerie Gass
David Irby
Melissa Janssen
Lucille Kingston
Wendy Mackey

Kimberly Marino
Erin J. Ross
Mary Schmitt
Kathryn Sutton
Rhonda Talbott
Sophia Tracey-Gay
Karen Ulmer


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