This course is designed to equip nurses with specialized instructions that are needed to prepare them for the CNOR (Certified Nurse Operating Room) exam. Through a combination of interactive lectures and practice questions, participants will understand the perioperative process aligned with evidence-based practices. Led by expert perioperative nurses and educators, the participant will be reviewed on the following content: 

  • Test-taking skills.
  • Patient assessment and plan of care.
  • Intraoperative care and safety.
  • Communication and documentation techniques.
  • Infection prevention.
  • Emergency situations.
  • Professional accountability.


Saturday June 15, 2024
8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.



Faculty, Agenda & Accreditation

Faculty, Agenda & Accreditation


  • Krystyna Howard, BSN, RN, CNOR
  • Anita Parry, MSN, RN, CNOR
  • Shanon Schady, MSN, RN, CNOR
  • Joyce Becker, MS, BSN, RN, CNOR, NPD-BC
  • Mary Jo Pompura, BSN, RN, CNOR
  • Linda Barlett, MSN, RN, CNOR
  • Jennifer Cotman, BSN, RN, CNOR


  Conference Agenda
8 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
8:15 a.m. Test Taking Skills
9 a.m. Patient Assessment and Diagnosis
9:30 a.m. Plan of Care
10 a.m. Break
10:10 a.m. Intraoperative Care and Safety
11:40 a.m. Communication and Documentation
12:10 p.m. Lunch
12:55 p.m. Infection Prevention
2:15 p.m. Emergency Situations
3 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Professional Accountability
4 p.m. Kahoot


In support of improving patient care, Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for ANCC contact hours.



Conference Fees  
Cleveland Clinic Employee $50
Non-Cleveland Clinic Employee
Exhibitors & Vendors

Exhibitors & Vendors

We are not accepting vendors at this time.