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OB RN Circulator Course

Standards of care in the OB surgical suite should be the same as those followed in the main OR surgical suite and anywhere in the facility where surgical and other invasive procedures are performed.  

The goal of this specialized core curriculum is to provide basic perioperative education to OB RN Circulators so that they have the knowledge required to provide safe patient care. The curriculum utilizes a blended learning model incorporating various learning modalities including online didactic content, skills-based labs, and a clinical preceptorship. 

AORN has recently made extensive revisions and updates to its Periop 101: A Core Curriculum for OB Nurses in response to feedback received about the course. The new version of the Periop 101 OB course consists of 22 modules from the original core curriculum that have been updated to be directly applicable to the OB RN Circulator. Content not applicable to obstetrics was removed, and the previous OB Considerations module was deleted and content moved to the appropriate modules. The final exam has also been updated, based on the revised content. Major and minor changes were made to nearly all the modules. Participants who successfully complete this program will receive 33.6 nursing contact hours.  

If you already have Periop 101: A Core Curriculum at your facility, you can use any of your prepaid student seats for OB nurses or order more seats without having to sign a new agreement.  

Pricing for Periop 101 OB RN Circulator 
Seats: 1-10     $860/student
          11-29   $570/student
          30+      $465/student

Periop 101 OB RN Circulator students automatically receive a free one-year AORN membership upon online registration for the course. 

To order Periop 101 for the first time, print and complete this Periop 101 order form.  

For more information, email periop101@aorn.org and provide your name, telephone number, facility name, and city/state in your email. 

PC Specs - Minimum system requirements for hardware and software for computers to take this online course.


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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