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Scholarships and Grants Available

Whether you are going back to school or looking to attend a conference for continuing education, we are here to support your professional goals and help you maintain competency to ensure safe patient care.

Professional Development

The Foundation offers professional development scholarships to help nurses maintain competency and to ensure safe and high-quality care through select educational programs.

CNOR Exam and Study Material Grant
Individuals may apply for $500 grants to cover the cost of the CNOR exam and study materials. Grant applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2014. APPLY  

Organizational CNOR Test Prep Grant
Organizations may apply for $3,000 grants to assist prospective candidates in preparing for the CNOR exam. Qualifying organizations include hospitals, AORN chapters, and health care facilities. Grant applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2014. APPLY 


These grants are supported by funding from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI). CCI is the exclusive governing body of the CNOR credential.

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Academic Scholarships

The AORN Foundation awards scholarships to students who are pursuing a career in perioperative nursing and to registered nurses who are continuing their education in perioperative nursing by pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree.

The application is now open for the 2014-2015 academic year scholarships. Applications must be submitted by June 15, 2014. Recipients will be chosen and notified by August 15, 2014.  APPLY 

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