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
ADN or BSN
Attributes
Patient-facing
Varied
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.
What you’ll do
What you’ll do

Assistance

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

Documentation

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

Education

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

Examination

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

Treatment

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

02

Pass the NCLEX-RN .

03

Work as a Registered Nurse.

Gain three years’ experience in Otorhinolaryngology.

04

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

05

You’re ready to work as an Otorhinolaryngology Nurse.

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