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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

New to evidence-based research? Learn the basics with AORN's online course and receive a certificate in the Fundamentals of Evidence-Based Research

Designed to fit into a nurse's busy schedule, the course is broken up into 10-short learning segments that can be completed as your schedule allows.

Need a topic for Research?

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

Would you like to apply for a research grant?

AORN Foundation, in collaboration with Sigma Theta Tau International, is again offering a $5,000 nursing research grant for 2015. Learn more and apply at nursingsociety.org.

Starting February 1, you can also apply for the American Nurses Foundation's 2015 research grants at givetonursing.org.

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. 

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