AORN Virtual Town Hall and Special Membership Meeting: February 23, 2016

Introduction to the Perioperative Nursing Data Set

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


  • Define the PNDS language
  • Define the model representing perioperative nursing which is the basis of the PNDS
  • Outline the evolution of the PNDS
  • Describe the PNDS coding system
  • Identify clinical implications for the PNDS language
  • Define the AORN Syntegrity® Standardized Perioperative Framework
  • Identify components of the AORN Syntegrity Standardized Perioperative Framework


Members: Free

Non-members: Free

Course Instructions

After registering for the course you will receive an email with a link providing course access. After your initial login, you can also access your online courses via My AORN. You have 4 months from the date of registration to complete the module.

Completion Requirements

To earn the 1.7 contact hours for the module, registrants must pass the Post Test at the end of the module with a score of 100% and complete the course evaluation.

Contact Hours   

The 1.7 contact hours for this course will expire 12/31/2017.

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