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 - Tustin, CA

Jul 13-14, 2019 | Tustin, CA

Foothill Regional Medical Center

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

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PCNOR Live - Decatur

Jul 20-21, 2019 | Decatur, GA

Emory Decatur Hospital

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

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Prep for CNOR Live - Macon

Jul 20-21, 2019 | Macon, GA

The Medical Center Navicent Health Peyton

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

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PCNOR Live - Scottsdale, AZ

July 20-21, 2019 | Scottsdale, AZ

Thompson Peak Medical Center

Presenter: Ellice Mellinger, MS, BSN, RN, CNOR

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Aug 3-4, 2019 | Chicago, IL

UChicago Medicine

Presenter: Kristen Denis MSN, RN, CNOR, TNCC, MSLO

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Prep for CNOR Live - Los Angeles, CA

Aug 3-4, 2019 | Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Community Hospital

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

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August 3-4 | Killeen, TX

Killeen Civic & Conference Center

Presenter: Ellice Mellinger, MS, BSN, RN, CNOR

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Aug 10-11, 2019 | Lakeland, FL

Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center

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

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Prep for CNOR Live - Boston, MA

Aug 17-18, 2019 | Boston, MA

Brigham & Women’s Hospital

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

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PCNOR Live - Buffalo, NY

Aug 17-18, 2019 | Buffalo, NY

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

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

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PCNOR Live - Kissimmee, FL

Aug 17-18, 2019 | Kissimmee, FL

Advent Health Celebration

Presenter: Kristen Denis MSN, RN, CNOR, TNCC, MSLO

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Aug 24-25, 2019 | Charlottesville, VA

University of Virginia

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

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PCNOR Live - Kissimmee, FL

Aug 24-25, 2019 | Peoria, IL

Unity Point Health Methodist

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

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Sep 7-8, 2019 | Harrisburg, PA

UPMC Community Osteopathic Hospital

Presenter: Ellen Lord, MS, RN, CNOR

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Sept 14-15, 2019 | Midland, MI

Mid Michigan Medical Center – Midland

Presenter: Kristen Denis MSN, RN, CNOR, TNCC, MSLO

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Sep 14-15, 2019 | St. Louis, MO

Missouri Baptist Medical Center

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

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Prep for CNOR Live - Durham, NC

Sept 21-22, 2019 | Durham, NC

Duke Regional Hospital

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

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PCNOR Live - Jersey City

Sept 21-22, 2019 | Jersey City, NJ

Christ Hospital

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

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PCNOR Live -Hingham, MA

Sept 28-29, 2019 | Hingham, MA

South Shore Hospital Center for Orthopedics, Spine and Sports Medicine

Presenter: Kristen Denis MSN, RN, CNOR, TNCC, MSLO

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Oct 5-6, 2019 | Boston, MA

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Presenter: Kristen Denis MSN, RN, CNOR, TNCC, MSLO

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Prep for CNOR Live - Little Rock, AZ

Oct 5-6, 2019 | Little Rock, AR

UAMS Reynolds Institute on Aging

Presenter: Ellen Lord, MS, RN, CNOR

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October 5-6, 2019 | Providence, RI

Women and Infants Hospital

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

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Oct 5-6, 2019 | Randallstown, MD

Northwest Hospital

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

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Oct 5-6, 2019 | Troy, MI

Beaumont Hospital Troy

Presenter: Ellice Mellinger, MS, BSN, RN, CNOR

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Prep for CNOR Live - Southfield, MI

Oct 12-13, 2019 | Southfield, MI

Ascension Providence Hospital

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

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Prep for CNOR Live - Spokane, WA

Oct 12-13, 2019 | Spokane, WA

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center

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

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Prep for CNOR Live - Boston, MA

Oct 19-20, 2019 | Boston, MA

Brigham & Women’s Hospital

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

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Prep for CNOR Live - New York

Nov 2-3, 2019 | New York, NY

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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

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Nov 9-10, 2019 | Warren, MI

Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital

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

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Prep for CNOR Live - Boston, MA

Dec 14-15, 2019 | Boston, MA

Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Presenter: Kristen Denis MSN, RN, CNOR, TNCC, MSLO

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Presenters

Kristen Denis MSN, RN, CNOR, TNCC, MSLO

Kristen Denis MSN, RN, CNOR, TNCC, MSLO is a perioperative nursing professional development practitioner. She has experience in all phases of perioperative nursing including OR, preop, postop, OB, nursing program manager, and interventional radiology. She has also taught Periop 101 programs. Ms. Denis will share her extensive knowledge of evidence-based perioperative practices and test-taking strategies with attendees.

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

Mary A. Hillanbrand, DNP, RN, CNOR, CCNS, CNS-CP is a perioperative nursing expert with over 33 years of experience in administration, clinical practice, and sterile processing settings. Recently retired from the United States Air Force during which time she deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She 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. She was the Recommended Practices Advisory Board Chairperson (2013-2014), a member of AORN's Guidelines Advisory Board (2014-2015), and is a current Periop 101 Educator (2015-Present).

Ellen Lord, MS, RN, CNOR

Ellen Lord, MS, RN, CNOR is a perioperative nursing expert. Her roles include 30 years of active duty in the Army, perioperative nurse consultant, a perioperative nursing consultant to the Army Surgeon General for over five years, perioperative director at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, perioperative program coordinator at HealthOne, and instructor for sterile processing employees.

Ellice Mellinger, MS, BSN, RN, CNOR

Ellice Mellinger, MS, BSN, RN, CNOR is a Senior Perioperative Education Specialist for AORN, Inc. in Denver, Colorado and has over 35 years of perioperative nursing experience. She is involved with educational program planning and development and is a nurse lead for a variety of educational initiatives. Her past clinical nursing roles include clinical educator of perioperative services, OR Charge RN, OR staff RN, and medical-surgical staff RN.



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.