A CNOR exam is a national authentication test given for operating room nurses. It stands for Certified Nurse Operating Room. The candidates who pass this exam are designated as the CNOR. Operating Room nurses in most of the hospitals are not designated as the CNOR, but more number of them are choosing to be designated as one in order to take up and qualify for more responsibilities and a higher salary.
CNOR is a computer based test given across hundreds of locations in the U.S. This exam is scheduled well in advance and is held only during a certain period of time each year.
The eligibility for qualifying for CNOR exam is;
An ocean of resources and tools are available to help you prepare for the CNOR exam ranging from test-taking tips to online practice tests, in addition to a comprehensive study guide. The questions on the current CNOR exam are settled on the bases of the 2011 AORN Standards and Recommended Practices. The 2011 Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices, published by AORN, Inc., is usable through the AORN bookstore. The following books can also be used for reference purposes:
The Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI) also publishes Ultimate Study Kit, Guide Book to CNOR Exam Preparation, Practice Question CD-Rom, and e-Practice Tests.
CNOR test has 200 questions which are to be answered in three hours and 45 minutes. Though there are various versions of this test, at least 75 percent of the questions must be answered in order for the candidate to pass. A blank answer and a wrong answer is counted same as a wrong answer. It now lies in the interest of the candidate to take a guess at the answer even though he/she is unsure.
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