Education and Solutions

Resources for nurses looking to further their education, including online courses like Periop 101, Periop Mastery, and Prep for CNOR certification.

Prep for CNOR

Now You Can Choose a Format that Works Best for You

Whether you choose our online course, face-to-face program, or a blended approach, Prep for CNOR will provide:

  • Test-Taking Strategies
  • Review of CNOR Exam Subject Areas
  •  Access to the AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice, the primary reference of the CNOR Exam

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For Individuals

Continuing Education

AORN can help you keep up with the latest perioperative practices you need to maintain your license or certification requirement. Earn contact hour...

Scholarships, Grants and Awards

Whether you are going back to school or looking to attend a conference for continuing education, we are here to support your professional goals and he...

Online Courses

AORN created online modules that are designed to educate perioperative nurses on a variety of topics that go beyond the perioperative standards of ...


AORN strongly believes in lifelong learning and continuing education. These values are shared by the more than 35,000 perioperative nurses who hold...

Staff Development

Prevention of Sentinel Events

"Wrong-patient, wrong-site, wrong-procedure events" and "Unintended Retention of a Foreign Body" have been identified as the top reported sentinel eve...

Clinical Resources

The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses' (AORN) clinical resources are learning modules, webinars, AORN Journal articles, Tool Kits, and Cl...

Facilities Solutions


AORN's eSubscription to Guidelines for Perioperative Practice is perfect for facilities to share among multiple users.

Periop 101: A Core Curriculum

Periop 101: A Core Curriculum is used by over 2,500 hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers nationwide to recruit, educate, and ...

Periop Mastery Program

Because sometimes experienced nurses also need help learning the latest practices, AORN designed a course for practicing perioperative nurses looki...

Ambulatory Periop 101

Ambulatory Periop 101 is a program used to train new perioperative nurses. It consists of 28 online learning modules, with two new modules specificall...

Ambulatory Surgery Centers

The Ambulatory Surgery Division at AORN was started in January, 2013 to meet the needs of perioperative nurses working in an ambulatory surgery env...