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.

Reference Materials

Three primary references are recommended in preparing for the CNOR exam:

  • Guidelines for Perioperative Practice. Denver, CO: AORN, Inc; current edition.
  • Phillips N. Berry and Kohn’s Operating Room Technique 13th ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier; 2017.
  • Rothrock JC, ed. Alexander’s Care of the Patient in Surgery. 16th ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier; 2019.

The CNOR certification exam is republished annually to reflect updated content in the primary references listed above.

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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