Why Regain Your CNOR Certification?

CNOR Reactivation is for the nurse who held the CNOR credential at one point in their career but let it lapse. 

There are many reasons for allowing your CNOR credential to lapse; what’s important is that you are once again committed to validating your professional perioperative nursing practice by holding a current CNOR credential.

You recognize that the CNOR credential is a mark of distinction signifying excellence and personal achievement in a nurse’s career.

Moreover, reactivation is your pathway to further your knowledge, to continue to validate your clinical practice, and to help advance the perioperative field.

Objectives of CNOR Reactivation

  • Recognize the individual registered nurse who is proficient in practice.
  • Strengthen the use of theory in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care.
  • Enhance professional growth through continued learning, which broadens knowledge and improves clinical skills.

Purposes of CNOR Reactivation

  • Demonstrate a continued concern for accountability to the general public for nursing practice.
  • Continue to advance quality patient care.
  • Enable management to identify nurses who demonstrate professional achievement in providing excellent surgical nursing care.
  • Bring the individual nurse personal satisfaction.