Prep for CNOR Online

Prep for CNOR Online Course

Prep with the Experts Online. Pass the Exam or Your Money Back Guaranteed.

With AORN, you can be confident that you will receive the highest quality in the content reviewed to prepare you for the CNOR® exam. How? AORN created Guidelines for Perioperative Practice, known as the #1 evidence-based gold standard for operating room procedure, and also the primary reference for the CNOR® exam.

No prep course is complete without our Guidelines for Perioperative Practice. Get an exclusive 4-month digital subscription with your purchase of Prep for CNOR Online.

Proven eLearning Techniques

Ease your test anxiety with a self-paced 4-month online course that guides you through 54 contact hours of:

  • A pretest
  • 57 learning modules covering CNOR® exam subject areas:
    • Aseptic Practice
    • Equipment and Product Safety
    • Patient and Worker Safety
    • Patient Care
    • Sterilization and Disinfection
    • Special Populations
    • Risk Management
    • Ambulatory Surgery
  • Over 500 questions, including reading assignments with “Check your understanding” questions from:
    • AORN’s Guidelines for Perioperative Practice
    • Scholarly websites
    • Peer-reviewed journals
  • A practice exam that you can retake as many times as you need to
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Suggested study plan

  • Course Takeaways

    Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Identify the governing body administering the CNOR® credential.
    • Apply test taking strategies for the CNOR® examination.
    • Discuss key components of the nursing process related to perioperative nursing.
    • Identify critical thinking skills necessary to effectively practice perioperative nursing.
    • Identify safety measures to maintain a sterile field throughout the perioperative stay.
    • Identify nursing interventions to ensure a safe environment for the perioperative patient.
    • Identify strategies to assist the perioperative patient during the administration of anesthesia.
    • Recognize perioperative patient complications associated with acute or chronic conditions.
    • Recognize signs and symptoms of a perioperative patient’s changing condition.
    • Describe the role of the perioperative RN in emergent or crisis situations in the perioperative period.
    • Identify components of effective hand-off communication.
    • Identify the perioperative RN’s role as patient advocate.
    • Examine perioperative concerns for special populations of perioperative patients.
    • Describe safe patient handling and movement interventions.
    • Discuss the perioperative RN’s role in patient and family education.
  • Money Back Guarantee

    If you fail the CNOR® exam and meet the five criteria below, you may either receive a refund of the cost of the Prep for CNOR online course or retake the course for one four-month period at no charge. If you retake the course, you do not earn the contact hours again.

    To qualify for the money-back guarantee, you must:

    1. Complete the course before you take the CNOR® exam.
    2. Take the CNOR® exam no sooner than three (3) months and no later than six (6) months after purchasing the course. First, ample time must be allowed to study the content and second, the exam should be taken while the content is still fresh. Those who take the CNOR® exam either within three months of purchasing the course or after six months, will not qualify for the money-back guarantee.
    3. Provide AORN customer service a copy of the assessment letter from CCI indicating that the participant did not pass the exam.
    4. Send refund claim to AORN customer service within 60 days of taking the CNOR® exam.
    5. Email all refund claims to

Learners Receive

54 contact hours after passing the post test with a score of at least 90%. Contact hours expire October 1, 2021.

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Accreditation, Disclaimer, and Copyright

This course is approved for 54 hours of AEU Credit by BASC Provider #0102.

AEU credit is available upon request only by contacting Experience Services at or 800-755-2676.

The Prep for CNOR Live program and Prep for CNOR Online program are designed strictly to be used as review and preparation for the CNOR® exam. CNOR® is a registered trademark of the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI). All rights reserved. CCI administers the CNOR® exam. Candidates for the CNOR® exam must meet the eligibility requirements as defined by CCI.

Course Length and Extension

This course is accessible for 4 months from the date of purchase. If an extension is needed, there is a $50 fee per month, with a maximum extension of 4 months. Extension months must be consecutive. Please call Experience Services at 800-755-2676 to request an extension.

Computer Specifications

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