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Otorhinolaryngology Nurse

RN Diploma, ASN or BSN

Otorhinolaryngology Nursing, also called “Head and Neck” Nursing involves caring for patients with chronic illness, disease, or small disorders related to the head. They examine skin, necks, ears, noses, oral cavities, and cranial nerves. There is even an organization for networking and locating continued education courses, it is aptly named The Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Nurses (SOHN).

Things You'll Do:

  • Diagnose patients
  • Provide support for patients undergoing medical and surgical procedures
  • Assist with radiation treatments

Your job characteristics:

  • Multifaceted
  • Patient-facing

How You'll Get There
  • Get Your
    Nurse Diploma, Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)
  • You can start working as a Registered Nurse.
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  • Work for three years as a Registered Nurse.
  • Pass Your
    Certification exam for Otorhinolaryngology
  • Become a
    Certified Otorhinolaryngology Nurse (CORLN)

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    Can Work

    • Hospital
    • Physician’s office
    • Outpatient care facility

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