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CNOR® & CRNFA Dual Certification Changes: Accreditation Needs & Impact

Posted by Lindsey McNorton on Nov 8, 2023 7:00:00 AM


In the world of healthcare, certifications play a crucial role in ensuring that professionals possess the knowledge and skills required to provide safe and effective patient care. Both the Certified Perioperative Nurse (CNOR®), administered through Competency & Credentialing Institute, and the Certified Registered Nurse First Assistant (CRNFA), administered through the National Assistant at Surgery Certification (NASC), are highly respected in the perioperative field and, in years past, have been attainable through dual recertification. However, after considering the importance of accreditation to both organizations, changes have been made to the recertification process for holders of both credentials.

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Topics: CNOR, Recertification

CNOR Recertification by Professional Activity Points

Posted by Taylor Niss on Dec 16, 2021 1:58:17 PM


The modern perioperative setting is continuously changing and evolving, requiring a conscious effort to maintain competency. By pursuing recertification, you demonstrate a continued dedication to perioperative excellence and a personal commitment to patient safety.

Recertification by professional activity points allows nurses to engage in various activities that will count towards the recertification of their credential. Many nurses are already performing activities at work that are worth points. If this is your first time utilizing points, we are confident that you will find professional activity points to be a flexible and convenient path to recertifying your CNOR credential.

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Topics: CNOR, Recertification

Tips to Navigating the Road of CNOR Recertification

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

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Update to Original Blog posted 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 useful information on the steps to take, available methods, alternatives, and some tips and tricks as you navigate the road to recertification.

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Topics: CNOR, Recertification