Prep for CNOR Live Event

Prep for CNOR Live

Make this the year you earn your CNOR® credential.

Start your CNOR® exam preparations with a 2-day program where you can learn and engage with RN peers and an AORN perioperative nursing expert.

You can be confident AORN provides the highest quality content to help you prepare for the credentialing exam. How? AORN created the Guidelines for Perioperative Practice, known as the #1 evidence-based gold standard for operating room procedure, and also a primary reference for the CNOR® exam.

Join us to cover:

  • All content areas of the exam based on the day-to-day professional nursing practices through the continuum of perioperative care
  • Current knowledge gaps
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Individualized study plan for CNOR® exam success

Prep for CNOR Live attendees also receive:

  • BONUS: Only AORN offers attendees an exclusive subscription to the online Reference Center with easy access to the guidelines as well as dozens of clinical tools and educational resources.
  • Two online assessments (Medication Safety Assessment: Adult; Guidelines Assessment)
  • Course booklet with a study plan
  • 50% off the price of PCNOR Online to help you continue studying – with a money-back guarantee
  • 17.4 Contact Hours after completing the online assessments, weekend event, and course evaluation

Cancellation Policy: AORN may cancel the event based on low registration. A minimum of 20 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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Orange Park, FL
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Lima, OH
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Tuscaloosa, AL
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Elkins Park, PA
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Louisville, KY
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Torrance, CA
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Novi, MI
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State College, PA
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Savannah, GA
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Phoenix, AZ
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Myrtle Beach, SC
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Elmhurst, NY
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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.

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).

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.

Katherine J. Donahoe, M.Ed., BSN, RN, CNOR

Katherine J. Donahoe, M.Ed., BSN, RN, CNOR is a clinical educator and instructional designer. Her roles have included clinical educator for perioperative services, manager for continuing nursing education in the medical device industry, and craniomaxillofacial education development manager.

Dr. Rebecca Vortman, DNP, RN, CNOR

Rebecca Vortman, DNP, RN, CNOR is a perioperative nursing expert with over 8 years of experience. She is currently working as a clinical assistant professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Illinois. Her roles include manager of clinical education, Periop 101 instructor, OR clinical case coordinator, and OR staff RN. Dr. Vortman will share her knowledge of evidence-based perioperative practices with the attendees.

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.