CNOR Exam Review



January 20: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

January 21: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm


Registration open through 1/19/2018 10:59 PM Central Time (US & Canada)


Value: $500.00

Cost: $175.00 for general registrants.

Methodist Health System employees who provide their employee ID number on the registration form may take this course at no cost.

No refunds for cancellations after January 12, 2018

Target Audience

Nurses preparing to sit for the CNOR certification exam or those interested in learning current evidence-based practices in perioperative nursing.


This two-day course is designed to provide perioperative nurses the tools, confidence, and knowledge to successfully complete the CNOR Exam.


Program Objectives:

  • Describe the CNOR Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the exam.
  • Recall the core components covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions


Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Time Agenda
Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

It's All About You

CNOR Test Information | Study Tips | Good Test-Taking Concepts
9:30am Break

Domain 9: Professional Accountability

Scope of Practice | Competency | Evidence-Based Practice | Quality Improvement

Domain 1: Preoperative Patient Assessment and Diagnosis

Patient Identification | Surgical Consent | Preoperative Assessment | Patient Data | Pain Assessment | Advanced Directives | Nursing Diagnosis
11:45am Lunch (on your own)

Domain 2: Plan of Care and Expected Outcomes

Age Specific Care in the Perioperative Setting | Cultural Competency | PNDS | Preoperative Teaching | Legal and Ethical Considerations

Domain 3: Intraoperative Activities

Universal Protocol | Anesthesia Management | Anesthetic Agents | Medication Labeling
3:00pm Break

Domain 3: Intraoperative Activities (cont.)

Environmental Controls | Aseptic Technique | Maintaining Sterile Field | Surgical Drapes and Barriers | Positioning | Prevention of Retained Surgical Item | Surgical Prepping | Electrosurgical Principles and Laser Safety | Radiation Safety | Tourniquet Use | Implants and Explants | Specimens | Standard Precautions | Transmission-Based Precautions | Cleaning the OR | Wound Classification
4:30pm Adjourn
Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Domain 3: Intraoperative Activities (cont.)


Domain 4: Communication

Types of Communication | Improving Communication | Critical Values | Medication Safety | HIPPA/Patient Privacy
10:00am Break

Domain 5: Transfer of Care

Patient Condition | Interdisciplinary Collaboration | Documentation | Post-Discharge Follow-Up

Domain 6: Central Sterile Processing

Environment of Care | Cleaning and Decontamination | Packaging and Sterilization | Storage
11:45am Lunch (on your own)
12:30pm Domain 6: Central Sterile Processing (cont.)

Domain 7: Emergency Situations

Cardiac Arrest | Fire | Malignant Hyperthermia

Domain 8: Management

Critical Thinking | Delegation and Mentor | Healthcare Industry Representatives | Product Evaluation and Selection
3:30pm Adjourn


Continuing Education

Credit Information

RN/LPN/LVN/Other: 13.5 Contact Hours

MED-ED, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

MED-ED, Inc. is an approved provider by the following State Boards of Nursing: Florida/FBN 50-1286, Iowa/296, California #CEP10453.

If your profession is not listed, we suggest contacting your board to determine your continuing education requirements and ask about reciprocal approval. Many boards will approve this seminar based on the accreditation of the boards listed here.


Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center Auditorium
8303 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68114



You are welcome to park in the lot South of the building, or in the Visitor Parking Garage North of the building.



Click here for a map of the Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center with parking lots

(Please note, 84th Street may be closed between Pacific and Dodge due to construction.)

Click here for directions


Sherrie A. Mannarino, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, CNOR


Course Materials

The program agenda and handouts will be made available at the start of the program.


You will receive an email with any additional slides that will not be available at the program.

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