This class is designed to assist with preparation for registered nurses interested in pursuing a CNOR nursing certification.

The CNOR credential is the only accredited certification for perioperative registered nurses.

Perioperative nurses pursue certification for a variety of reasons, including professional validation, personal accomplishment, and career advancement.

Earning the certification is a mark of distinction and demonstrates a commitment to upholding the highest standards in patient safety and adhering to current standards in their field of practice.

Exam subject areas include: Intraoperative Care, Infection Prevention and Control, Perioperative Patient Assessment and Diagnosis, Communication and Documentation, Emergency Situations. Place of Care and Professional Accountability.


October 23, 2021
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



Faculty, Agenda & Accreditation

Faculty, Agenda & Accreditation


  • Joyce Becker, MS, BSN, RN, CNOR
    Nursing Professional Development Specialist at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health
  • Charika Burns, MSN, RN, CNOR
    Perioperative Education at Cleveland Clinic Marymount Hospital
  • Lori Doctor, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR
    Perioperative Education at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
  • Donald Hopkins, BSN, RN, CNOR
    Perioperative Education at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
  • Linda Gardner, DNP, Med, RN, CNOR
    Surgical Education Manager at Cleveland Clinic
  • Anita Parry, BSN, RN, CNOR
    Perioperative Education at Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital
  • Brandee Reese, MSN, MBA, RN, CNOR
    Perioperative Education at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
  • Sarah Richards, MBA, BSN, RNFA, CNOR, CLSO-M
    Perioperative Education at Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Shanon Schady, MSN, RN, CNOR
    Perioperative HVTI Education at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
  • Barbara Underwood, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM
    Perioperative Educator at Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital


  Conference Agenda
8 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
8:15 a.m. Test Taking Skills
9 a.m. Intraoperative Care
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Infection Prevention and Control
Noon Lunch
1 p.m. Emergency Situations
1:45 p.m. Break
1:55 p.m. Perioperative Patient Assessment and Diagnosis
2:25 p.m. Plan of Care
2:55 p.m. Break
3:05 p.m. Communication and Documentation
3:35 p.m. Professional Accountability
4:05 p.m. Kahoot/Questions


Contact hours will be awarded. Cleveland Clinic Enterprise is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission of Accreditation.



Conference Fees  
Cleveland Clinic Employee $25
Non-Cleveland Clinic Employee
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Exhibitors & Vendors

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