Access Now: Transmission Precautions for Monkeypox Infection

Periop 101: A Core Curriculum™


This is the premier, standardized education program for RNs entering the perioperative specialty. It fully prepares nurses with consistent, current information in the classroom and online, and clinical experience to reinforce what they’ve learned.

The program is developed and continually updated to reflect the latest evidence-based Guidelines for Perioperative Practice and includes graduate-level QSEN competencies. Hospitals and ambulatory centers that use Periop 101 report quality improvement, reduced training time for staff and educators, and stronger recruitment and retention.

Periop 101 Digital Badge

Periop 101 Badge

After successful completion of the course, learners can showcase their verified perioperative skills on their resume and social channels with AORN’s Periop 101 digital badge.



Access Periop 101: A Core Curriculum™

Periop 101 Group CTA 


What Periop Leaders are saying

“A Valuable Timesaver”

“Periop 101 saves me valuable time and is complete with references and tools for sim lab scenarios to more thoroughly prepare nurses in becoming a periop nurse.”

TONI HUGHES, MA, BSN, RN, CNOR, Nurse Educator

“Improved Nursing Retention...”

“As an educator, Periop 101 is essential because it delivers high quality, standardized education to the new OR nurse. When a student passes Periop 101, a facility can be confident the student has the necessary perioperative knowledge.”

Rebecca Vortman 

How can we help you?

Learn more about Periop 101
Periop 101 Learning
Access course details, including learning plans and ordering information.
For Current Periop 101 Students
Periop 101 Students
Access course login, resources, FAQs, and more.
For Current Periop 101 Administrators
Periop 101 Admins
Access course login, FAQs, and more.
For Current Periop 101 Preceptors
Periop 101 Preceptor
Access resources, FAQs, and more.

Who Is Periop 101 Designed For?

This course will benefit recent nursing school graduates, nurses transitioning into perioperative practice from other nursing specialties, and other surgical team members.

The comprehensive perioperative course features:

  • Enhanced curriculum interaction and interactivity with real-world scenarios
  • Dynamic animations, motion graphics, and clinical illustrations
  • Interactive gamification to drive student engagement and retention
  • Microlearning elements to help students recall, retain, and transfer knowledge
  • Updated video demonstrations of clinical techniques


Periop 101: A Core Curriculum™ provides three unique courses to support inpatient and ambulatory surgery centers:

Periop 101: A Core Curriculum OR™
Periop 101 OR 

39.8 CHs - 23 Modules


Periop 101: A Core Curriculum ASC™
Periop 101 ASC 

40.3 CHs - 24 Modules


Periop 101: A Core Curriculum Cesarean Section™
Periop 101 C-Section 

35.6 CHs - 25 Modules


Periop 101 Bonus Icon
BONUS: Students receive a 1-year AORN Membership to complement their curriculum. Benefits include 200+ free CNE contact hours and guideline resources.

Not a perioperative RN?
AORN has recently redesigned a course for clinical professionals. Periop 101: Perioperative Care for the Non-RN is created for clinical professionals to enable them to see and participate safely during invasive procedures.

Complement Periop 101 education with a subscription to eGuidelines Plus

eGuidelines Plus is an online facility subscription providing access to AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice. Your subscription includes online implementation tools and clinical resources to further your OR team's competencies. Learn more

This program is approved for up to 39.75 hours of AEUs and up to 39.75 hours of IPCHs by BASC Provider # 0102.

Accreditation and Disclaimer

Periop 101 eGuidelines Plus