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Hear directly from nurse educators who have implemented AORN's Periop 101 program in their facilities and how it has positively impacted their clinical practice. You'll hear from Suzanne Sortman, RN and Clinical Educator at the University of Colorado, Jan Stull, RN and Clinical Educator in Vail, Colorado and Linda Groah, RN, MSN, CNOR, CNAA, FAAN, and CEO/Executive Director of AORN. 



Become a Periop 101 Facility

Periop 101: A Core CurriculumTM is a program used to educate new perioperative nurses. Periop 101 consists of 25 learning modules delivered through AORN's e-learning platform. Each learning module includes required reading and suggested videos from AORN's perioperative nursing video library.

Facilities can purchase the program on a per student basis with tiered pricing. The per student course is available to the facility for a two year term.

As a Periop 101 facility, you will also receive, at no additional charge:

  • Access to AORN's online Perioperative Nursing Course Directory 
  • Access to AORN's Periop 101 Admin Group, an online discussion forum on ORNurseLink
  • Complimentary registrations for the Periop 101 Administrator Course
  • Complimentary registrations for the Periop 101 Preceptor Course
  • Students have access to the course for six months
  • Administrators have access to the administrator course and student course for the full term of the agreement

New customers please call Terry Avitable, MSN, RN, CNOR, 800-755-2676, Ext. 211 for more information.
Existing customers please call Laurie Clark at 800-755-2676, Ext. 303.  

Periop 101 Course Administrators 
Periop 101: A Core Curriculum is designed to be used in tandem with your facility's complete orientation program, including a clinical preceptorship. As a Periop 101 facility, you must identify at least one person to coordinate learning, clinical preceptorship, and use of AORN's e-learning platform. Each facility receives two complimentary registrations for the online administrator course offered through AORN's e-learning platform. Administrators will be given information about learning style concepts as well as learn how to select students and preceptors, develop learning plans, view and print assignments and preceptor guidelines, review test results, view and print student transcripts, and generate reports.

Periop 101 Students 
Students will receive instructions from their administrators on how to register online for the course. Students will have access to 25 learning modules worth 40 nursing contact hours on AORN's e-learning platform for six months. Students can access the learning modules online from anywhere and at any time. In addition to selected didactic material, students can view and print study and clinical assignments.

Periop 101 students receive an offer for a free one-year AORN membership upon registration in the course.

Healthcare Education Providers 
Periop 101: A Core Curriculum can be purchased by hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and institutions of higher education. If you have questions please call 800-755-2676 ext. 258 or periop101@aorn.org. 

AORN is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AORN is Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13019.

AORN recognizes these activities as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply that AORN or the American Nurses Credentialing Center approves or endorses products mentioned in the activity.

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