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Nursing Research

AORN believes:

  • Research should be the foundation for perioperative nursing practice.

  • Evidence-based practice is fundamental to quality patient care.

  • Incorporating research findings into perioperative nursing practice is a critical component of the continuing effort to improve patient outcomes.

Evidence-based practice

Register for the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Course, based on the model used to appraise evidence supporting AORN's recommended practices. This course is available to AORN members at a discounted rate. To register for a new account, click "register" at the bottom of the page on the Johns Hopkins website. Apply the coupon code AORN-JHNEBP in the "Cart" to get the discount.

Need a topic for Research?

The AORN Nursing Research Committee has identified several categories to consider.

Need literature search assistance?

Find articles, reports, and statistics using databases that are free to members, and receive answers to questions regarding literature searches.

Need additional information?

Check out our additional resources for funding, research societies, assistance doing searches and many other topics.

Would you like to present your research as a poster?

At the AORN Conference each year there are several Research Posters available for review and for earning contact hours.

Would you like to use AORN's membership database?

Check out our Guidelines for use of AORN's Membership Database.

Would you like to apply for a research grant?

AORN Foundation, in collaboration with Sigma Theta Tau International, offered a $5,000 nursing research grant for 2014. Check back in January 2015 for information about upcoming grant opportunities.

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