Free eLearning Course

Familiarize yourself with the Perioperative Nursing Data Set (PNDS).

The goal of this course is to familiarize nurses and other health care personnel with the PNDS, a standardized nursing language that will support evidence-based perioperative nursing practice.

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Our newly refreshed Intro to the PNDS online course is free, interactive and easy-to-understand.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the PNDS and its value
  • Advocate for the use of the PNDS in the workplace
  • Integrate the PNDS into daily perioperative nursing practice

Learning Objectives

  • Define the PNDS and its impact on perioperative nursing practice 
  • Describe the value of the PNDS to patients, perioperative nurses, and the perioperative nursing profession
  • Apply the PNDS to real-life professional situations

1 Contact Hour. Expires 6/25/28.

Course Requirements

Learners receive 1 Contact Hour after passing the posttest with a score of 80% and completing the course evaluation.

Computer Specifications

Visit Computer Specifications for Online Learning to learn about minimum system requirements for computer hardware and software used to take AORN online courses.

Free for both AORN members and non-members.

Did You Know?

Our documentation solution is coupled with the Perioperative Nursing Data Set (PNDS) to make perioperative documentation easier, faster and more cost-effective.