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Staying connected is critical to succeeding in the perioperative profession and as an AORN member. Here are several ways perioperative professionals can get involved with AORN.


Connect with colleagues in your professional specialty through AORN’s specialty assemblies, network locally with members of your AORN chapter and state council or connect virtually via ORNurseLink, AORN’s online perioperative community.


AORN is only as strong as the volunteer members who contribute their knowledge and time to the association. Learn how to get involved with AORN committees and advocacy efforts.


AORN is governed by an elected board of directors and by member appointed delegates who serve in AORN’s house of delegates. These delegates oversee and vote to update and modify AORN’s Bylaws, which include criteria for membership, descriptions of elections, terms of office, and more. AORN’s Nominating and Leadership Development Committee (NLDC) serves to shape AORN’s future leaders and the association’s annual ballot for national office. Learn more about voting for candidates and other aspects of AORN governance.

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