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Otorhinolaryngology Nurse

Otorhinolaryngology or an Ear, Nose, and Throat Nurse cares for patients with injuries or diseases of the ear, nose, throat, head, and neck.
Education requirements
Work hands-on, directly with patients.
Take on different tasks, patients, and situations every day.
You’ll treat patients with a wide range of conditions, from allergies, sleep apnea and sinusitis to ear infections, laryngitis, tonsillitis, and broken bones of the nose.
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What you’ll do


You’ll help doctors and take care of patients before, during and after surgery.


You’ll collect samples and keep a record of medical histories and symptoms.


You’ll teach patients how to care for their condition at home.


You’ll assist and carry out examinations of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck.


You’ll administer medication and monitor vital signs.

Where you’ll work
  • Allergy clinics
  • Community clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Assisted living centers
  • Otorhinolaryngology offices
  • Plastic surgery practices
How to become an Otorhinolaryngology Nurse


Pass the NCLEX-RN.


Work as a Registered Nurse.

Gain three years’ experience in Otorhinolaryngology.


Pass your Otorhinolaryngology Nursing Certification Exam through the Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head/Neck Nurses


You’re ready to work as an Otorhinolaryngology Nurse.

Join an Organization
Become a member of an Otorhinolaryngology Nurse organization to find career opportunities, learn from your colleagues, and support the profession.
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