Preparing for a certification exam can seem overwhelming. To help ease the stress and guide you in the right direction, CCI has developed a list of five must-have resources to best prepare for the CNOR exam.
1. CNOR Exam Information
CCI offers many free resources about CNOR certification including the CNOR Exam fact sheet. This e-document gives a quick overview of the CNOR exam and certification. For more information, we recommend utilizing the CNOR candidate handbook. This free handbook includes subject area breakdown, test-day guidelines, and information on how to apply for the exam and recertify the credential.
2. CCI's CNOR Study Plan
This CCI-designed outline guides you through preparing a personalized study plan for the exam. Another free resource, the CNOR Study Plan is broken down by subject area, complete with reading assignments matched to the exam’s task and knowledge statements. The simple layout and clear list of references makes this resource a great starting place for test preparation.
3. Free CNOR Webinars
CCI hosts free, live webinars covering everything from eligibility requirements and the application process to exam preparation tips and recertification options. The webinar concludes with a question and answer period with CCI staff, an opportunity for personal attention to your specific needs.
4. Perioperative Nursing Textbooks
In preparing for the test, CCI recommends referencing the three comprehensive perioperative textbooks upon which the exam is built. These include Berry & Kohn's Operating Room Technique, AORN's Guidelines for Perioperative Practice, and Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery. Quality test prep materials will include references from these texts.
5. CCI's CNOR® Exam Prep
CCI’s CNOR Exam Prep is a comprehensive resource for CNOR test preparation. Featuring targeted review of all nine exam subject areas, this user-friendly guide includes key terms and skills you’ll need to know. The book includes 200 practice questions with answers and rationales, and helpful exam tips.
CCI offers a wide range of CNOR resources. Whether you are wondering where to start, looking to learn more about the exam, or need some extra support for your current study plan, you will find the perfect resource on this list.