Preparation and Review

Start your education to become a CNOR with Zander Perioperative Education


Our CNOR™ preparation class is second to none. Created in 2004 by Wendy Zander MSN/ED, CNOR this course has been continually updated and represents the very latest in standards of practice.

Local Classes

Find CNOR classes near you.

Virtual Classes

Find live virtual CNOR classes.

On-Demand Courses

Study at your own pace.

Practice Questions

CNOR topics you need to know.

We’ve helped thousands of OR Nurses just like you become CNORs

This is a straight forward approach to the specific information you will need to successfully complete the CNOR exam. The content is based on AORN recommended standards of practice. Two days of information is presented in a relaxed, professional atmosphere, delivered with humor and real life events that help you to relate the recommended practices to your own perioperative nursing practice. You will retain the information for the exam and for years to come. You’ll also get 16.0 ANCC Approved Contact Hours!

Experience Shows

Wendy Zander RN, MSN, CNOR developed this course in 2004 and has helped perioperative nurses just like you become certified since. The course was created while Wendy was the OR educator for a large teaching hospital. A busy level I trauma center with a thriving heart program and children’s hospital provided an abundance of real world experience. Born from the reality of a busy OR, this CNOR prep course has developed and strengthened over the years into one of the most comprehensive study programs available.

Which course style is right for you?

Local Classes

These classes are on-location classes in a brick and mortar classroom. You get a printed workbook and up to 120 days access to a recording of the information. As with all of our classes you get a live coach to help you whenever you need it. Just call or email.

Virtual Classes

These classes are instructed through a live video stream, usually from one of our brick and mortar classes. There will be a chat box for you to ask questions just like anyone else in class. The printed workbook is shipped to your home so you’ll have the same materials as those in the classroom too. You get a total of 120 days access to the recorded information and as always the live coach as you prepare.

On-Demand Courses

These courses (coming soon for CRCST, and CST courses) are a series of recorded videos with an online practice test after each session. Because it’s a 100% online environment you can begin immediately. It’s the exact same information as what we present live but there’s nothing printed and you have 60 days or 120 days to access AND complete the course (depending on the option you choose) to receive your certificate. You will receive access to download and print your own notes pages.

25 Free CNOR Practice Questions

The CNOR Agenda & Resources

This is a two-day seminar designed to prepare the perioperative nurse to take the CNOR exam. It is a broad, comprehensive review of preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative considerations for the surgical patient.

Day 1 Agenda
  • Test Taking Strategies
  • Study Plan
  • Sterile Processing
  • Surgical Field
  • Operative Suite
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Legal Integrity
  • Safe Use of Equipment
  • Patient Safety
Day 2 Agenda
  • Preparing for Anesthesia
  • Pharmacology
  • Administration of Anesthesia
  • Complications
  • Surgical Emergencies
  • Trauma Surgery
CNOR Resources

These are all valuable resources to aid in passing your CNOR exam!

  • ABG Interpretation –  Practice ABG interpretation
  • CCI store – Flashcards and other study aids are available for purchase here. An amazing resource!
  • AORN – Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
  • CCI’s Candidate Handbook– This 29 page e-book is treasure trove of information for the CNOR Exam. Read it!
  • Competency and Credentialing Institute – CCI administers the CNOR exam. This is a great site to learn more about certification
  • Register for the CNOR exam – This link will take you to the registration page within CCI website. Click the button that says ‘Apply Now’ and you are on your way!
  • PSI Exams – This link will take you to the PSI site to schedule your exam.

​2023-2024 CNOR On Demand Premium- 120 Day Access

What’s included:

  • Printable Course Materials
  • 120 days access to the CNOR Course
  • 14 Practice Quizzes During the Course
  • 16 Contact Hours
  • Free access to the “200 CNOR Practice Questions“


CNOR On Demand Standard – 60 Day Access

What’s included:

  • Printable Course Materials
  • 60 days Access to the CNOR Course
  • 14 Practice Quizzes During the Course
  • 16 Contact Hours


CNOR Practice Questions

Questions written to the on the topics you need to know to pass the CNOR Exam.


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