Test Prep Materials

    We know preparing for the orthopaedic exams can be tough, and NAON wants to make it as easy as possible. Below you will find the material that NAON and past test takers recommend to help you prepare for success!

    Live Courses:

    Orthopaedic Nursing Review Course

    NAON offers a one-day live review course that can be brought to your facility! Enjoy learning with a group of your peers while NAON takes the hassle out of putting a review course together on your own! Click here to see more information on hosting a live review course.

    Bone Up Program

    Take advantage of NAON's Bone Up Program for quality nursing education at 25 percent off regular pricing! This program includes a one-day Orthopaedic Nursing Review Course, 30 NAON Memberships, one copy of the Core Curriculum for Orthopaedic Nursing, and more! 



    Core Curriculum for Orthopaedic Nursing, 7th Edition

    *Physical Book

    This exciting edition of the Core is in full text format for more complete orthopaedic information and referencing. The elbow chapter is a new addition. The book contains additional tables and figures that complement the text descriptions. A glossary displays key terms for the chapters. An extensive appendix provides an in-depth list of nursing diagnoses, interventions, and outcomes. The current state of orthopaedic nursing practice is evident throughout the chapters. A wealth of orthopaedic clinical knowledge is incorporated through expert influence of the wide variety of authors and reviewers. This book is a must for those preparing orthopaedic nursing professional papers or publications. The Core is an excellent resource to prepare for an orthopaedic certification exam or used as a solid desk reference for those with or without orthopaedic experience in the nursing work environment.

    Core Curriculum for Orthopaedic Nursing, 7th Edition Post Tests:
    Obtain up to 31.5 nursing contact hours by purchasing the online post tests that correspond with the text chapters. Post tests can be purchased from the NAON online store at www.orthonurse.org/CorePostTests.


    Online Orthopaedic Nursing Review Course - 2016 Revision

    *Online course accessed through the Online Education Center

    The content of this online course has been completely revised, including the addition of new graphics, interactivity, and questions and answers.  Use this course to obtain all information from the live Review Course at your own pace.  Earn 7.5 category A contact hours by reviewing the entire course, answering all questions, and completing the online evaluation. 

    **Please note that this course is entirely web-based.  You will not receive anything in the mail after purchasing the course


    Orthopaedic Nursing Self Assessment Software CD - 5th Edition

    *Physical CD-ROM

    This 5th edition product provides case studies and nearly 600 questions and answers about degenerative joint, inflammatory, metabolic bone, neuromuscular/pediatric/congenital, musculoskeletal tumors, sports and orthopaedic trauma injuries, diseases and disorders. It is an excellent review and preparation for the Orthopaedic Nursing Certification Exam. CD requirements: IBM, Windows or Macintosh compatible. This product offers 9.25 nursing contact hours by completing the assessment tests and sending the answers to NAON for an additional processing fee.


    *Please log in to the NAON website to access the online courses.  If you have any questions about the above products, please contact the National Office at 800.289.6266 or via e-mail at naon@orthonurse.org.

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