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

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

Vice PresidentJean M McGeary, RN, BSN, CRNO
Boston, Massachusetts

Secretary/TreasurerCarolyn C. Cavanaugh, RN, CRNO
Summerville, South Carolina

Director - Lori Pacheco, RN, CRNO
Boston, Massachusetts

Director - Emily Demery, RN, CRNO
Boone, IA

Director - Rolly Coronica, RN, CRNO
Tampa, Florida

ASORN Board Liaison - Ann B Kelly, RN, CRNO
Bahama, North Carolina

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


Are you certified? Order your CRNO pin here