Tools & Resources

Recommended Reading

NAON has published and continues to publish premier orthopaedic textbooks designed specifically for orthopaedic professionals. Whether you are new to the specialty or looking for certification resources, we guarantee we have what you are looking for. 

Core Curriculum for Orthopaedic Nursing, 7th Edition

This full-text-format of the Core Curriculum contains everything you need to know and more about the orthopaedic nursing certification exam. Comprised of text descriptions, tables, figures, a gloossary, and an extensive index, this textbook offers a wealth of orthopaedic clinical knowledge. This book is a must-have for all orthopaedic nurses, especially those preparing professional papers or publications. Click here to learn more.

Orthopaedic Surgery Manual, 3rd Edition

The comprehensive new edition of the Orthopaedic Surgery Manual is a must-have for healthcare team members along the entire treatment continuum. This book is written in outline format which allows readers to quickly and easily reference the many tables, figures, photographs, and radiographs incorporated throughout the textbook. Complete with a Key Terms section, Abbreviations Listing, and an Index, the resources provided by this textbook are boundless. Click here to learn more

Core Competencies: Across the Lifespan, 3rd Edition

The new edition of NAON's Core Competencies includes orthopaedic competencies ranging from pediatrics to the older adult. This book includes enhanced content to support indiviudal competency evaluation checklists, which are designed for easy copying and suggested for use during nursing orientation or annual competency evauation. Click here to learn more.

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