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EORNA Common core curriculum for perioperative nursing (second edition - 2012)



EORNA Common core curriculum for perioperative nursing (second edition - 2012)
It gives great pleasure to launch the 2nd edition of the EORNA Core Curriculum in 2012. The first edition was published in 1997. We recognize the work and commitment that went into the initial and now the revised edition of this document.

Together with the EORNA Competency framework, this document can assist in the building of perioperative educational and developmental programmes as a guidance tool.

One of the key aims of EORNA is to promote education and a minimum standard across all member countries. The core curriculum is a valuable tool in advancing this objective. All member associations should promote the use of the core curriculum as a minimum framework for Perioperative programme development.

We hope you find this document helpful and a positive guide for those commencing programme development.

Caroline Higgins
EORNA President April 2012