AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2017 registration is now open – save $180 when you join AORN and register!


AORN Voting Matters

AORN’s board of directors drives a strategic vision for the association that encompasses perioperative nursing across the globe. Here’s a look behind the scenes to show how board activities impact the practice of every perioperative nurse. Read Article

What is the Future of Health Care Reform?

What interesting turns will health care reform take in 2017? Hear from one of the top thought leaders in this arena, Paul Keckley, PhD. He’ll help us navigate the upcoming changes and answers our most pressing questions. Read AORN Conference Blog Post

What is Your Education and Networking Plan for 2017?

Learning and staying connected—these are two goals every perioperative nurse needs to make time for in the year ahead. Here are three strategies to get started on the right foot. Read Article

Leading a Legacy of Perioperative Nursing: A Conversation with Tiffany Stoll, RN

Growing up watching the art and science of perioperative nursing inspired perioperative director Tiffany Stoll to also pursue the profession. Connecting with her family of nurses and her professional family of nursing staff mean the world to her. Read Article


Guideline Open for Public Comment

The Guideline for Positioning the Patient is open for public comment January 16 until midnight on February 16, 2017. This document provides guidance to perioperative team members for transporting, transferring, and positioning patients. Learn More

Forty Under 40

Whether you’re new to practice, or a bit more seasoned, AORN wants to reward your commitment to professional development in perioperative practice. Forty individuals, under the age of 40, will be recognized at the 2017 Global Surgical Conference & Expo in Boston for their leadership development efforts. Apply Now

A Few Weeks Left for Early Bird Expo Pricing

AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo is coming to Boston, MA, April 1-5, 2017. Register by January 31 and save $100 off the regular weekly registration rate. Register Now

Know a Nurse Who Loves to Give to Others?

Nominate an exceptional perioperative nurse who has supported the AORN Foundation. The recipient donates time, talent, and direct financial support to the AORN Foundation, as well as other well-deserving organizations. Learn More

Order the 2017 Edition of Guidelines for Perioperative Practice

Periop 101 The Essential Perioperative Nursing Program

Periop 101: A Core Curriculum

The Essential Perioperative Nursing Program

Developed by expert surgical nurse-authors, Periop 101 is a comprehensive, online education program based on the latest, evidence-based Guidelines for Perioperative Practice.

NEW! Membership Now Includes Guideline Essentials

This advanced suite of online implementation tools is designed to help your facility translate the science behind our evidence-based guidelines into applied practice. Featuring how-to instructions, videos, case studies, and other tools, the Guideline Essentials have all the resources you need to implement the Guidelines efficiently and effectively.

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ASC Administrator Skills Course

Held in conjunction with AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2017

April 2-5 | Boston, MA

Learn how to successfully manage a profitable ASC through a unique program that blends a face-to-face seminar with online learning modules. For the first time, this course will be presented at AORN’s annual conference, giving attendees the opportunity to experience additional education sessions, poster displays, and 500+ exhibits featuring the latest surgical products, technology, and trends.

Register by January 31, 2017 and save $250!

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ASC Administrator Skills Course

Prep for CNOR

Don't Cram for the Exam

Only 67% of nurses pass the CNOR exam. Take Prep for CNOR to pass the exam or get your money back guaranteed.

58 modules. 500 questions. 49 contact hours.

Prep for CNOR Course

What Can You Do to Protect Your Staff and Patients from Surgical Smoke?

Register for the AORN Go Clear Award

The chemical, biological, and physical components of surgical smoke pose a health risk to your exposed perioperative team and patients. The AORN Go Clear Award program can help you eliminate surgical smoke from your OR and improve patient and worker safety.

The daily impact of surgical smoke to the OR team equals that of 27-30 unfiltered cigarettes.