Why Certification for Registered Nurses of Ophthalmology (CRNO)?
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The National Certifying Board for Ophthalmic Registered Nurses (NCBORN) promotes delivery of safe and effective care in ophthalmic registered nursing practice through the certification of qualified Ophthalmic Registered Nurses by:
- Recognizing formally those individuals who meet the eligibility requirements of the National Certifying Board for Ophthalmic Registered Nurses (NCBORN) and pass the Certification Examination for Ophthalmic Registered Nurses.
- Encouraging continued personal and professional growth in the practice of Ophthalmic Registered Nursing.
- Establishing and measuring the level of knowledge required for certification in Ophthalmic Registered Nursing.
- Providing a standard of requisite knowledge required for certification; thereby assisting the employer, public and members of the health professions in the assessment of the Ophthalmic Registered Nurse.
What Certification Does for You
- Recognizes your professional qualifications and knowledge in ophthalmic nursing.
- Demonstrates your personal commitment to the improvement of ophthalmic nursing practice.
Candidates who meet the following criteria are eligible to take the Certification Examination for Ophthalmic Registered Nurses:
- Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the United States or the equivalent in other countries.
- At least two years of full time or the equivalent (4000) hours experience in ophthalmic registered nursing practice.*
- Completion and filing of an Application for the Certification Examination for Ophthalmic Registered Nurses.
- Payment of required fee.
*While the eligibility requirement is two years please note that two years practice does not guarantee nor necessarily prepare a candidate to pass the exam.
"Often patients see CRNO on my badge and ask what it means. With pride and confidence I assure them that it means their eye nurse is educated, devoted, and by maintaining certification I keep current on issues relevant to their care." - ASORN member Juli Young, RN, CRNO