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Trends in the Operating Room

Posted by Taylor Niss on Jul 25, 2019 12:55:34 PM


Many professions in the modern era experience a high rate of change and nursing is no different. This is especially true for perioperative nurses, given the challenging environment they face in the operating room. With the continual evolution of technology and recent fluctuation in staff availability, a number of noteworthy trends have begun to develop. 

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Topics: Insider, CNOR, CSSM

Navigating the Road to Recertification

Posted by Taylor Niss on Jun 11, 2019 10:31:02 AM

Earning your CNOR represents a deep personal commitment to nursing excellence and outstanding patient care. And that doesn’t end once you pass the exam! To demonstrate your continued competency, you may recertify your credential. Your CNOR credential is valid for a period of five years. After that time period, you may apply for recertification. Simple enough, right? Read on for some useful information on the steps to take, available methods, alternatives, and some hints and tips as you navigate the road to recertification.

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Topics: CNOR, Recertification

TrueNorth Winner 2019 - Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children

Posted by Amy Kilpatrick on Mar 5, 2019 1:13:27 PM


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Topics: CNOR, TrueNorth

Nurse Spotlight - Beth Bozzelli, MBA, RN, CNOR, CSSM

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Oct 11, 2018 12:35:54 PM

Beth Bozzelli, MBA, RN, CNOR, CSSM, has maintained a successful perioperative career for more than twenty years. She has experience as a Director of Surgical Services, Division Clinical Manager, and Associate Vice President OR Supply Cost Management. As a high school student working at a physician's office, nurse leader Beth Bozzelli discovered her passion for the perioperative profession early in life. Today, she maintains that same drive as the Director of Surgical Services for Operations for HCA Healthcare.

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Topics: CNOR, Nursing Spotlight, CSSM

Nurse Spotlight - Marie Paulson, RN, BSN, MS, CNOR, CSSM, CPPS

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Aug 14, 2018 2:55:59 PM

This month we honor CCI’s board president, Marie H. Paulson, RN, BSN, MS, CNOR, CSSM, CPPS. Marie is a highly motivated and engaged perioperative leader who is committed to impacting the perioperative field through promotion of certification. CCI has benefited from Marie’s involvement for many years, as she’s given of her time and talents through service on numerous CCI committees, and board leadership positions.  

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Topics: CNOR, Nursing Spotlight, CSSM

Hospital Highlight - Parker Adventist Hospital

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Jul 18, 2018 10:49:05 AM

Parker Adventist Hospital is one of the 2018 TrueNorth Award Honorable Mention recipients. Located in Parker, CO, this recently designated Magnet facility is dedicated to providing a supportive environment for nurses both pursuing certification and those that have already earned the CNOR credential.

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Topics: CNOR, Hospital Highlight

Top 5 Resources for the CNOR Exam

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on May 31, 2018 10:13:06 AM

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.

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Topics: CNOR

Hospital Highlight - Arnold Palmer Children's Hostipal

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Feb 9, 2018 10:23:28 AM

CCI's TrueNorth Award was created to recognize those organizations that use CNOR certification to guide their perioperative nursing staff to be lifelong learners, models of competent practice, and advocates for excellence and patient safety. Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital of Orlando Health does this well. A first-time applicant for the TrueNorth Award, Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital stood out and impressed judges with the ways they support and promote certification amongst their perioperative nurse staff. In fact, their 2018 TrueNorth Award application was so impressive, they were named this year's TrueNorth Award Runner Up and received a recent visit from CCI's CEO Dr. James Stobinski. Their commitment to perioperative certification has shown through in numerous ways.

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Topics: CNOR, Hospital Highlight, TrueNorth

Nurse Spotlight - Renee Hilderbrand, RN, MSN, CNOR, RNFA

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Dec 4, 2017 2:40:49 PM

Inspiring and determined nurse Renee Hilderbrand, RN, MSN, CNOR, RNFA, has been working in the perioperative field for over 35 years, making a definite impact along the way. Her passion for perioperative nursing eventually brought her to Northern California where she has assisted in the training of hundreds of perioperative nurses.

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Topics: CNOR, Nursing Spotlight

Hospital Highlight - The Medical Center of Aurora

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Oct 4, 2017 9:15:00 PM

CCI has been very busy working with the Healthcare Corporation of America (HCA) this  year to increase the number of certified perioperative nurses employed within their facilities. With this partnership, we have had the opportunity to present several CNOR Exam Prep Courses over the last year, one of which recently took place at The Medical Center of Aurora (main campus).

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Topics: CNOR