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Retired or Nearing Retirement

20+ Years Perioperative Experience 

Scope of Practice

Role Description

  • Sharing knowledge, experience, expertise, advancing the field of nursing, leadership
  • Mentor
  • Subject matter expert
  • AORN Committee member
  • AORN Board member
  • AORN Reviewer

Work Setting

  • Surgical clinics
  • Labor and delivery
  • Hospital
  • Operating room
  • Ambulatory surgery centers
  • Physician's offices
  • Military
  • Infection control
  • Pre or postoperative setting
  • Procedural locations (radiology, GI lab, cardiac catheterization lab)
  • Sterile Processing
  • Perioperative services
  • Executive

Required Education / Preparation

  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing
  • Current licensure in state
  • BLS
  • CNOR

Preferred Education / Preparation

  • Member of AORN 
  • BLS instructor
  • ACLS instructor
  • Masters in nursing or related field
  • Experience in staffing, budget and resource management
  • Increasing level of administrative responsibility with progressive experience in healthcare administration


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