Prep for CNOR Live Event

Kick Start Your Exam Prep

Kick start your CNOR® exam preparation with a 2-day program where you can learn and engage with your peers and an AORN perioperative nursing expert.

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 the 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.

Prep with the Experts in Person

  • Learn Test-Taking Strategies
  • Develop a Personal Study Plan
  • Review CNOR® Exam Subject Areas
  • Assess Your Knowledge
  • Receive 17.4 contact hours

Registration includes:

  • Access to the current AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice
  • Two online assessments 


Join AORN to save $20 on your registration.

After completing the online assessments, weekend event, and course evaluation, participants will be able to receive 17.4 CNE contact hours.


Cancellation Policy: AORN may cancel the event based on low registration. A minimum of 10 registrations is required 30 days prior to the event. In the event of cancellation, AORN will not reimburse airfare or hotel accommodation expenses incurred by registered attendees.

Registration closes the Wednesday prior to the event. No walk-in registration available.

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Guidelines for Perioperative Practice


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Prep for CNOR Live - Freemont, CA

Dec 8-9, 2018 | Fremont, CA

Washington West

Presenter: Antonia Hughes, MA, BSN, RN, CNOR

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Prep for CNOR Live - Baton Rouge

Dec 15-16, 2018 | Baton Rouge, LA

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center

Presenter: Dr. Mary A. Hillanbrand, DNP, RN, CNOR, CCNS, CNS-CP

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Prep for CNOR Live, Tampa, FL

Dec 15-16, 2018 | Tampa, FL

Tampa General Hospital

Presenter: Antonia Hughes, MA, BSN, RN, CNOR

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Prep for CNOR Live - Lees Summit

Jan 12-13, 2019 | Lee’s Summit, MO

St. Luke’s East Hospital

Presenter: Dr. Mary A. Hillanbrand, DNP, RN, CNOR, CCNS, CNS-CP

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Prep for CNOR Live - Durham

Jan 26-27, 2019 | Durham, NC

Duke Regional Hospital

Presenter: Dr. Mary A. Hillanbrand, DNP, RN, CNOR, CCNS, CNS-CP

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Prep for CNOR Live - Boston

Mar 9-10, 2019 | Boston, MA

Tufts Medical Center

Presenter: Dr. Mary A. Hillanbrand, DNP, RN, CNOR, CCNS, CNS-CP

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Prep for CNOR Live - Harrisburg, PA

Mar 30-31, 2019 | Harrisburg, PA

UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic

Presenter: Dr. Mary A. Hillanbrand DNP, RN, CNOR, CCNS

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Prep for CNOR Live - Denver, CO

Feb 9-10, 2019 | Denver, CO

Rita Bass Trauma and EMS Education Institute

Presenter: Antonia Hughes, MA, BSN, RN, CNOR

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Prep for CNOR Live - Loma Linda

Mar 20-21, 2019 | Loma Linda, CA

Wong Kerlee Conference Center

Presenter: Dr. Mary A. Hillanbrand, DNP, RN, CNOR, CCNS, CNS-CP

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Sarah Bosserman, MSN, RN, CNOR

Clinical nurse educator for WellSpan Health York Hospital in York, Pennsylvania, a Level I Trauma Center and Bariatric Center of Excellence. Sarah’s nursing experience includes staff nurse, 2016 York evidence-based practice fellow, perioperative educator, poster presenter, and lecturer for perioperative nursing topics including preparing nurses to take the CNOR® exam.

  • Active AORN member, both locally and nationally
  • Recipient of AORN’s 2017 "Top 40 under 40" award
  • Active member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Eta Eta Chapter, serving on the leadership succession board

Dr. Mary A. Hillanbrand, DNP, RN, CNOR, CCNS, CNS-CP

Perioperative nursing expert with over 33 years of experience in administration, clinical practice, and sterile processing settings.

  • Currently on active duty in the US Air Force as the Perioperative Director at Andrews Air Force Base
  • Implemented evidence-based practices in all areas of perioperative nursing to enhance team compliance using AORN guidelines and best clinical practices

Antonia (Toni) Hughes, MA, BSN, RN, CNOR

Perioperative nursing expert with over 35 years of experience in clinical and administrative roles, including 10 years in perioperative education.

  • Recommended Practices Advisory Board Chairperson (2013-2014)
  • Guidelines Advisory Board Member (2014-2015)
  • Periop 101 Educator (2015-Present)

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Accreditation & Disclaimer

Association of perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AORN is provider-approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13019. Check with your state board of nursing for acceptability of education sessions for re-licensure.

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.