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Objectives & Purposes of CNOR Certification

Objectives of CNOR Certification

  • Recognize the individual registered nurse who is proficient in practice.
  • Strengthen conscious use of theory in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating patient care.
  • Enhance professional growth through continued learning that results in broader knowledge and expanded skills.

Purposes of CNOR Certification

  • Demonstrate concern for accountability to the general public for nursing practice.
  • Enhance quality patient care.
  • Identify registered nurses who have demonstrated professional achievement in providing surgical nursing care.
  • Provide employing agencies with a means of identifying an operating room nurse's professional achievement.
  • Improve nurse’s personal job satisfaction.