Periop 101: A Core Curriculum™

Build A Strong Evidence-Based Clinical Foundation

Standardized Onboarding Program for RNs

This is the premier, standardized education program for RNs entering the perioperative specialty. It fully prepares nurses with consistent, current information in the classroom and online, and clinical experience to reinforce what they’ve learned.

The program is developed and continuously updated to reflect the latest evidence-based AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice and includes graduate-level QSEN competencies. This turnkey program is easy to implement and customizable to meet your team's education goals. 

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Periop 101 Course Features

  • Engaging online modules with interactive features
  • Textbook content
  • Hands-on skills labs
  • Administrator teaching guides
  • Registration(s) to Preparing the Preceptor, which sets up your preceptors for success. The number of preceptor seats depends on the number of learner seats.
  • One-year AORN Membership for learners
  • and more!

Who Benefits from Periop 101?

  • Nurses new to periop in the hospital or ambulatory setting
  • Experienced and novice periop RNs who are new to the ambulatory setting
  • Hospitals and surgery centers who utilize Periop 101 have reported improvements in recruitment and retention
  • Patients receive confident, consistent, high-quality care from Periop 101 graduates

Periop 101 Learning Plans

Introducing Periop 101

Take a look inside Periop 101 and learn how this standardized perioperative nurse onboarding program is the right solution to get your team OR-ready faster and current on evidence-based best practices.

What Periop 101 Customers are Saying

“As an educator, Periop 101 is essential because it delivers high quality, standardized education to the new OR nurse. When a student passes Periop 101, a facility can be confident the student has the necessary perioperative knowledge.”

Rebecca Vortman

DNP, RN, CNOR, Nurse Educator

“Periop 101 saves me valuable time and is complete with references and tools for sim lab scenarios to more thoroughly prepare nurses in becoming a periop nurse.”

Toni Hughes

MA, BSN, RN, CNOR, Nurse Educator

Periop 101- Digital Badge

Periop 101 BadgeAfter successful completion of the course, learners can showcase their verified perioperative skills on their resume and social channels with AORN’s Periop 101 digital badge. >>Learn about Digital Badging

AORN team members are ready to assist you with questions or to provide a custom tour of this turnkey onboarding program. 

Complement Periop 101 education with a subscription to eGuidelines Plus

eGuidelines Plus is an online facility subscription providing access to AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice. Your subscription includes online implementation tools and clinical resources to further your OR team's competencies.

This program is approved for up to 39.75 hours of AEUs and up to 39.75 hours of IPCHs by BASC Provider # 0102.