CNOR Exam Preparation Resources

There are a variety of resources and tools to help you prepare to take the CNOR exam including test-taking tips, online practice tests, and a comprehensive study guide. CCI’s dedicated staff and experienced volunteers are also available to help you prepare. You don’t have to do this alone. With the right tools and guidance, you will be poised to pass the CNOR exam.

The CNOR Exam Prep Book

Designed by the professionals who administer the CNOR exam, the CNOR Exam Prep, Revised First Edition, is a comprehensive resource for CNOR test preparation. Featuring insights and targeted review of all nine subject areas, this user-friendly guide makes it easy to prepare for the exam with confidence.

Primary Reference for the CNOR Exam: AORN's Guidelines for Perioperative Practice

Effective July 1, 2017, the questions on the CNOR exam are based on the 2017 Guidelines for Perioperative Practice, published by AORN, Inc.

Additional CCI Published Preparation Resources

CCI recognizes that diversifying your study for the CNOR exam leads to successful test preparation. As such, we offer a variety of test preparation materials through our online store to meet your needs.

CCI Free Preparation Materials

CCI also supplies you with a number of complimentary preparation materials including:

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Other Perioperative Nursing Reference Books

CCI recommends using one of the following comprehensive perioperative reference books when you are studying for the CNOR exam:

  • Phillip, N. (Ed.). (2017). Berry and Kohn’s Operating Room Technique (13th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
  • Rothrock, J.C. (2015). Alexander’s care of the patient in surgery (15th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Download the CNOR Certification Handbook