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Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices

AORN's Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices is updated each year to reflect the latest recommended practices and guidelines affecting nurses. 

Periop 101: A Core Curriculum™

The foundation of AORN’s education curriculum begins with Periop 101. This online program not only supports new nurses entering the OR but also experienced nurses as well.

Periop Mastery Program

The next phase of the curriculum includes Periop Mastery Program. This online program improves staff learning and retention while reducing patient risk.

Prep for CNOR

AORN supports nurses looking to advance their career with CNOR certification by offering the Prep for CNOR online course. This self-paced course teaches effective test-taking strategies, strengthens your knowledge of perioperative nursing.

Specialty Education

Online modules are available to meet a variety of education needs and customize a facility’s education program.


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