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Investing in Our Future- Ruth Plotkin ShumakerRuth Shumaker

July 24, 2015

Ruth Plotkin Shumaker, BSN, RN, CNOR has a passion for AORN. Recently, she was inspired by the collective dialog at the 2015 AORN Surgical Conference & Expo to take action to involve the younger generation of nurses in AORN.  Read more » 


Silent Auction Donations

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July 24, 2015
It’s never too early to start planning your gift to the AORN Foundation Silent Auction at the Surgical Conference & Expo held April 2-6, 2016 in Anaheim, CA. 
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AORN Foundation Annual Report 2014

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The AORN Foundation has released its 2014 Annual Report, Sharing our Commitment to the Future of Perioperative Nursing. The report highlights the 2014 programs, donors, events, and financial statements from the year. Thank you to each individual, corporation, and foundation contributor for making it an incredible year for the AORN Foundation.  
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Richmond Area Chapter Celebrates 50 Years

June1, 2015

AORN of the Richmond Area, Chapter #4702, celebrated its 50th Anniversary on May 18, 2015, with a special dinner and installation ceremony for incoming officers and board members. Read more » 


Who We Help

April 27, 2015Katy Franklin
To promote patient safety, the AORN Foundation provides academic scholarships, professional development grants, and training tools and seminars for nurses. Each year, the Foundation helps hundreds of deserving nurses to achieve their professional goals. Nurses who receive scholarships and grants can be from anywhere in the county and pursuing any level of education from associate degree to doctorate. Read more » 


Thank You to Our Partners and Donors

April 20, 2015Gold Rush Partiers
Thank you to our partners and donors who made the 2015 AORN Surgical Conference & Expo a huge success for the AORN Foundation. It was an amazing week that energized the AORN members, staff, and community. Read more» 


Donor Voices

April 17, 2015
Bonnie Vencill, RN, CNOR shares why she supports the AORN Foundation during at the Foundation Day during the 2015 AORN Surgical Conference & Expo in Denver, Colorado, March 10, 2015. View video» 


 2015 Outstanding Nurse Philanthropist 

 April 15, 2015 Vivian Watson
The AORN Foundation was honored to present Vivian Watson, RN, CNOR, of SoSo, MS, with the Outstanding Nurse Philanthropist Award at the AORN Surgical Conference & Expo in Denver, CO, on March 10, 2015. Each year, this award is given to a nurse who has truly demonstrated a strong philanthropic spirit and has motivated others to give of themselves.  Read more » 


Chapter and State Council Support Makes a Big Impact 

April 13, 2015 Booth Donation
Thank you to the many Chapters and State Councils who made donations to the AORN Foundation during the 2015 AORN Surgical Conference & Expo. Annually, each Chapter and State Council is asked to participate in the Chapter and State Council Challenge to raise funds needed for the Foundation’s professional development grants, academic scholarships, clinical practice tools, and resources. Read more»


AORN Foundation Receives $250,000 from Stryker for Perioperative Nurse Education

February 12, 2015 
AORN Foundation, a subsidiary of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, (AORN), has received a $250,000 grant from Stryker to support the continuing education of practicing nurses. The awards were distributed by AORN Foundation as professional development grants for individuals to attend the AORN Surgical Conference & Expo 2015, Leadership Development Summit, and the OR Executive Summit which will be presented in Denver, March 7-11, 2015. Read more »


CCI Matching AORN Foundation Donations in March

Matching twinsFebruary 2, 2015

During the month of March, CCI will match your commitment to patient safety by doubling your donation to the AORN Foundation. Read more »


A Lasting Legacy

Patricia SeifertJanuary 30, 2015

A very dedicated AORN member and donor, Patricia (“Trish”) C. Seifert, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA(e), FAAN, of Falls Church, Virginia established an endowed scholarship fund in 2000 as the Patricia C. Seifert Endowed Scholarship. She recently shared with us the importance of her endowed scholarship. Read more »


Outstanding Chapter: AORN of the Omaha Area

AORN of the Omaha Area

January 28, 2015
There are over 200 AORN Chapters across the country that strive to create a strong community of perioperative nurses in each of their local areas. Every Chapter works to provide professional growth, resources and connections for their members. Each Chapter is critical to AORN as a whole and contributes to the success of the entire organization. One of our outstanding AORN Chapters is #2801 of the Omaha Area, who is celebrating their 50th anniversary year in 2015. Read more »


Scholarship Application Now Open

January 16, 2015
The AORN Foundation 2015-2016 Academic Scholarship Application is now open. This year new scholarships are available to graduating high school students entering nursing school. The application deadline is June 15, 2015. Read more »


AORN Foundation Ornament Now Available

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December 10, 2014
The 2015 commemorative AORN Surgical Conference & Expo ornament is available! This metal ornament measures 3 inches across by 2.25 inches high. $25 price includes shipping. Proceeds benefit the AORN Foundation. Order now »


Partners for Safety

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November 26, 2014
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. Read more »

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