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Nursing Priorities

AORN supports legislative and regulatory initiatives for safe perioperative work environments and accountable patient safety cultures. AORN's affiliation with the American Nurses Association (ANA) allows AORN members to connect with the resources and advocacy activities of ANA and the broader nursing community.

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Workplace Safety and Patient Safety Initiatives

Learn more about Eliminating Mercury in Health Care Settings, Mandatory Overtime, Nursing Education, Nursing Quality Indicators, Registered Nurse Safe Staffing, Nursing Workforce Data Collection, Safe Patient Handling, State Insurance Exchanges, Title "Nurse" Protection, Whistleblower Protection, and Workplace Violence on the ANA's website.

Nursing Workforce Development Programs

AORN is a member of the Nursing Community, a national forum for professional nursing associations to build consensus and advocate for a wide spectrum of health care and nursing issues. Primarily through the Nursing Community, AORN supports efforts to increase appropriations for Nursing Workforce Development Programs under Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act.



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