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Membership Benefits

When you join AORN, you join a community of more than 41,000 active members who share a passion for advancing perioperative nursing care, and ensuring patient safety and optimal outcomes. AORN is here to support your personal and professional development by connecting you to valuable career and practice resources, continuing education, and a close-knit community.

Information and News

Get the latest news and practice updates of perioperative nursing issues in timely, easy-to-read print and electronic formats.

Complimentary ANA Affiliate Membership

Members get a free ANA affiliate membership with access to ANA's online resources:

  • Free and discounted CE

  • SmartBriefs daily news feeds

  • ANA policy statements, publication archives, and CINAHL

  • Online journals (American Nurse Today, The American Nurse, The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing)

Continuing Education

Whether you need to meet your CE requirements or want to stay current on the latest trends, AORN offers specialty education for clinicians and managers alike including:

Clinical Practice

Access a wealth of practical resources to help you implement the Guidelines for Perioperative Practice. 

Networking and Career Opportunities

Connect with perioperative professionals through participation in chapters, specialty assemblies, and ORNurseLink; or search the Career Center for the latest jobs and online resources for every stage of your career.

Government Affairs and Public Policy

AORN is the only professional organization that represents the interests of perioperative registered nurses in the United States.  Membership in AORN provides support on behalf of you and the perioperative community before legislative and regulatory bodies at the state and federal levels. AORN monitors health care laws, regulations and policy, and provides members with research support, advocacy tools, training, and abundant opportunities to best communicate with elected officials. Your membership helps advance the perioperative nursing profession and influence decisions and policies that directly impact perioperative nurses and patients across the country. Learn more about Government Affairs.

Exclusive Member Savings

Members receive exclusive rates and discounts on all perioperative bookstore items, certifications, and affinity partner programs.

Become a Member and Join Today

As always, you can email AORN Customer Service or call 800-755-2676.

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Guidelines for Perioperative Practice


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