Consistently Prepare your Nurses Through Evidence-based Education from AORN


High staff turnover and low physician satisfaction are often caused by lack of confidence in the knowledge and skills of nursing staff. Implementing an evidence-based education program for perioperative nurses will deliver the knowledge and skills necessary for building or re-building that confidence. AORN Periop 101: A Core Curriculum Course™ is the gold standard for preparing nurses to function competently in the OR. The program’s rigorous review process ensures the program is always compliant with the most current AORN Perioperative Standards, Recommended Practices, and Guidelines. When perioperative nurses learn the “hows” and the “whys” of Perioperative Nursing, they understand the rationale of their field and unlock
better performance.


Improve Staff Retention and Physician Satisfaction

  • Implementing evidence-based programs enhances knowledge, skills, and confidence
  • Some hospitals have experienced 25% reduction in turnover and improved physician satisfaction after implementing evidence-based education programs


Improve Education Efficiency & Costs

  • Saves time and money for program development and maintenance
  • Educators can focus more on other aspects of training such as clinical skills lab, assessments and preceptorships



  • Twenty-six critical and engaging modules (40 contact hours*)
  • A facilitator course (3 contact hours)
  • A preceptor course (2.7 contact hours)
  • Printable transcript and reference materials
  • Includes overviews, reading assignments, glossaries, bibliographies, post-tests, and critical skills assessment checklist
  • Complimentary one year AORN membership to each R.N. student after passing the exam


This library is essential for:

  • Education of Perioperative Nurses
  • Demonstrating a commitment to improving perioperative care
  • Developing quality training initiatives within clinical setting utilizing a standardized, well-respected program


This library supports:

  • Perioperative Nurse Training
  • Nursing


Learning Modules

  • Anesthesia
  • Aseptic Technique
  • Documentation
  • Electrosurgery
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Environmental Sanitation and Terminal Cleaning
  • Hemostasis, Sponges, and Drains
  • Introduction to Perioperative Nursing
  • Laser Safety
  • Latex Allergy
  • Medications and Solutions
  • Patient and Family Education
  • PeriAnesthesia Nursing
  • Perioperative Assessment
  • Positioning the Patient
  • Preparing the Preceptor
  • Professionalism
  • Safety in the Surgical Suite I and II
  • Scrubbing, Gowning and Gloving
  • Skin Prep
  • Specimens
  • Sterilization and Disinfection
  • Surgical Instruments I and II
  • Surgical Draping
  • The Surgical Environment
  • Wound Closure and Healing


Subject Matter Experts
Developed by the Association of periOperative Nurses (AORN)

Periop 101 is a trademark of AORN, Inc.
*AORN is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

AORN is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13019.