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Scholarship Application Now Open

The AORN Foundation 2015-2016 Academic Scholarship Application is now open. Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in an accredited institution seeking a Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree. This year new scholarships are available to graduating high school students entering nursing school. The application deadline is June 15, 2015 and recipients will be notified by August 15, 2015. In addition, grant funding is also currently available for the CNOR exam and study materials for individuals and organizations.

Karen Jenkins, RN, CNORThank you to our donors who support the Scholarship program. The impact our scholarships create for each recipient is incredible and long lasting. Last year the AORN Foundation awarded 72 scholarships to deserving nursing students. One of our recipient’s, Karen Jenkins, RN, CNOR from Elyria, OH (pictured) recently shared her gratitude and success with us.

“I thank you for your generous financial support towards my higher education. I am currently a senior with a 4.0 grade point average. I take my education very seriously and strive to give patient-centered care through evidence-based practices. This award has enabled me to strive for my goals and I hope to give back one day to other students as you have done for me!”

AORN Foundation Ornament Now Available

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The 2015 commemorative AORN Surgical Conference & Expo ornament is now available! This metal ornament measures 3 inches across by 2.25 inches high. $25 price includes shipping. Proceeds benefit the AORN Foundation.

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Partners for Safety

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The Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI) has been a long standing parter of the AORN Foundation on many levels. CCI has developed and maintained the CNOR, CRNFA and CNS-CP credentials for more than 30 years and currently certifies more than 33,950 nurses.

CCI supports the AORN Foundation’s educational scholarship and CNOR grants each year in addition to a matching gift challenge of $10,000. CCI’s annual matching gift challenge has raised over $120,000 since 2011 to support perioperative nursing.

CCI’s commitment and investment in nurses is truly evident when we hear from our grant recipients, including Nikki Pin Mazza RN, MSN, CNOR, who recently shared, “I just wanted to thank you again for the generous grant from CCI. I took the exam last week and passed! I'm really proud of myself and I want to express my gratitude for offering this opportunity. Without the grant I would not have been able to afford the study materials or the exam. THANK YOU!”

Shannon Carter, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer for CCI said, “Through our partnership with the AORN Foundation we are able to impact patient safety through education and certification. We are proud to support professional development through lifelong learning for all of the surgical nurses we serve.”

AORN Foundation and CCI have a shared commitment to the future of perioperative nursing. Together through education and certification we have unbound potential to impact the future of health care at the individual and institutional level.

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