AORN Virtual Town Hall and Special Membership Meeting: February 23, 2016
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AORN Surgical Conference & Expo

Be TRANSFORMED at the largest international gathering of perioperative registered nurses worldwide.

Network with top perioperative professionals, attend leading-edge educational sessions and get the latest info on technology impacting your profession.

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Guidelines for Perioperative Practice -- 2016 Edition

NEW for 2016 – Special, limited time access to Guideline Essentials, an online suite of Guideline implementation tools! The Guideline Essentials will help you translate the science of the Guidelines into practice. The 2016 edition of the Guidelines features extensive, evidence-based revisions to the Guideline for Processing Flexible Endoscopes as well as others. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote safety and optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures by providing practice support and professional development opportunities to perioperative nurses. AORN will collaborate with professional and regulatory organizations, industry leaders, and other health care partners who support the mission.

Discover Your Paycheck Potential

Find out how your salary compares to other perioperative nurses based on geographic region, education, facility setting, and more. AORN’s Salary Calculator includes new data from 2015. 

AORN and Pfiedler Enterprises Join Educational Forces

The 2015 acquisition of Pfiedler Enterprises, a longtime leader in the medical and nursing education industry, furthers AORN’s commitment to providing educational resources that are easily accessible to nurses and other perioperative professionals. Pfielder Enterprises is now a wholly owned subsidiary of AORN. This exciting acquisition fits with our mission of providing lifelong learning for health care professionals.

AORN Journal CE Articles

Whether you're preparing for recertification, renewing your license, or just want to stay current, the AORN Journal Continuing Education (CE) articles address a variety of perioperative topics. From Guidelines implementation to perioperative safe practices, stay up-to-date and improve your own practice every day.

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Periop 101

The Essential Perioperative Nursing Program

Developed by expert surgical nurse-authors, Periop 101: A Core Curriculum™ is a comprehensive, online education program based on the latest, evidence-based Guidelines for Perioperative Practice (previously AORN's Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices).

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