National Certifying Board for Ophthalmic Registered Nurses (NCBORN)

The National Certifying Board for Ophthalmic Registered Nurses is an independently incorporated organization supported by the American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses for the purpose of developing and implementing the certifying process for Ophthalmic Registered Nurses.


Meet the Board

PresidentCarol George, MSA, BSN, RN, CRNO
Whitmore Lake, Michigan

Vice President Tulay Cakiner-Egilmez, RN, PhD, CRNO
Newton, Massachusetts

Secretary/Treasurer - Jody Hemberger, RN, CRNO
Lincoln, Nebraska

Director - Jean M McGeary, RN, BSN, CRNO
Boston, Massachusetts

Director - Lori Pacheco, RN, CRNO
Boston, Massachusetts

Director - Carolyn C. Cavanaugh, RN, CRNO
Summerville, South Carolina

ASORN Board Liaison - Rob Welch, MSN, RN, APRN, FNP, CRNO
Reno, Nevada

To contact NCBORN, please email


 "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



Click here to obtain a PDF copy of the Handbook for Candidates


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