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Periop 101 Benefits


What can Periop 101 do for you and your facility? 

  • Develop perioperative nurses

  • Improve nurse retention

  • Create financial efficiency in your training programs

Periop 101 is a comprehensive online program used to educate perioperative nurses at all experience levels. The course is to be used in conjunction with a clinical preceptorship, skills labs and other interactive learning activities for perioperative nurses. It also includes training for administrators and preceptors.

Periop 101 is applicable to both inpatient and outpatient settings and delivers standardized evidence-based education based on AORN's Guidelines for Perioperative Practice (previously titled Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices).

What does your current onboarding process look like? Once you hire nurses, you must train them... education and orientation are critical elements in your recruitment and retention efforts.

Core Curriculum = 40 contact hours for RNs

  • Administrator Course = 3.0 contact hours for RNs

  • Preceptor Course = 2.7 contact hours for RNs

  • STs and LVNs can also take Periop 101

AORN also provides specialized courses utilizing content from the core curriculum: 


Over 900 facilities have licensed the Periop 101 course since its inception in 1999. Over 6,000 students have successfully completed this educational program. Customers report significant increases in retention and staff and physicians satisfaction.

Order the Periop 101 program today! 

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