Based on AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice

Not only does NISE completion prep the learners for the CFPN test, but once learners obtain the CFPN credential, they may sit for the CNOR exam after 18 months of perioperative experience. The final test in the NISE Advantage Program is the CCI knowledge-based test for the new CFPN Credential.

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Why upgrade your Novice Nurse training to Nurse In Surgery Essentials (NISE™) Program before Dec. 31, 2022?

Because – NISE™ is the only accredited program based on the AORN’s Guidelines to Perioperative Practice and the most recent CCI National Job Analysis.

Because – NISE™ was created through a partnership of NIFA and the CCI – ensuring facilities have the most current and relevant perioperative materials available in the industry.

Because – NISE™ learners have more time to complete. Each license is valid for 4 years (versus 2), and 8 months to finish (versus 6).

Because – NISE™ requires all learners to prove competency upon graduation.

Because – NISE™ Competencies were created by the CCI Education Department and are required for completion.

Because – NISE™ offers all your novice nurses guidance by NIFA Educator(s) each month, taking this task off facility management.

Because – NISE™ Final Exam is the CCI’s new CFPN® Knowledge-Based Test (KBT) which allows learners to sit for CNOR 6 months early.

Because – NISE™ Final Exam may be counted on the Demographic Data Collection Tool (DDCT) the Magnet Scorecard.”

Because NISE training is on SALE at nearly ½ the cost of other national offerings through DEC. 31, 2022!

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NISE™ does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its admissions, operations, or hiring decisions.

NISE™ is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all staff, participants, clients, and volunteers.

NISE™ will make every reasonable attempt to comply with Federal regulations concerning the administration of assessments for qualified persons who are temporarily or permanently disabled (All policies can be accessed by following the link below).



The NIFA Nurse In Surgery Essentials, NISE™, program offers many benefits to training employees and a better answer to the OR nursing shortage.

* CCI® neither sponsors nor endorses training or educational opportunities in specialized practice areas or preparatory program for any of the CCI® examinations. CNOR® is a registered trademark of the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI®). All rights reserved. CCI® administers the CNOR® exam.

NISE™ Advantage – Certificate of Mastery Program,

a better answer to the O.R. Nursing Shortage

Unlike any other program for novice OR circulators, the NISE™ Advantage Program materials are based on the most recent Job Analysis findings for the CNOR® credential, administered by the CCI®. The final test in the NISE Advantage Program is the CCI knowledge-based test for the new CFPN Credential. NISE™ quiz and exam questions were developed by the CCI® using the same methods for development as the CNOR® certification exam questions. Our intent is to facilitate the career development of the learner leading to testing for CNOR® certification.

NISE™ is the only ABSNC-accredited novice nurse in surgery training program in the nation. Accreditation through the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC), validates that the NISE™ Advantage Program is compliant with the highest quality standards for a certificate-bearing program.

The NISE Advantage Program is an online-only program that the facility educator/manager administers at a pace to fit the facility’s training needs.

Each license purchased by the facility is valid for a period of 4 years. Within the 4-year duration, the learner has 8 months to complete the program. 

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Program Overview

NISE™ is an easy to follow, user-friendly online program that will guide the learner from novice to advanced beginner.

Facility Benefits

NISE™ licenses are good for 4 years and learners have up to 8 months to complete this accredited Certificate of Mastery Program.

Trainee Benefits

NISE™ completion is the first step towards earning the new CFPN credential. The Knowledge Based Test for the CFPN credential and the NISE™ tests are written in the same style as the CNOR exam.