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Scholarships and Grants Available

Whether you are going back to school or looking to attend a conference for continuing education, we are here to support your professional goals and help you maintain competency to ensure safe patient care.

CNOR Grants

Grant funding available for individuals and organizations for the CNOR exam and study materials.

There are six individual grants of $500 and three organizational grants of $3,000 available. The application will be open until April 15, 2015.

These grants are generously funded by the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI).

AORN Surgical Conference & Expo 2015 Grants

The grant application period is now closed. Recipients will be notified by January 12, 2015.

Academic Scholarships

The AORN Foundation awards scholarships to students who are pursuing a career in perioperative nursing and to registered nurses who are continuing their education in perioperative nursing by pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree.

This year new scholarships are available to graduating high school students entering nursing school.

The application for the 2015-2016 school year is now open. The application deadline is June 15, 2015, and recipients will be notified by August 15, 2015. Apply online and good luck to you.

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Professional Development

The Foundation offers professional development scholarships to help nurses maintain competency and to ensure safe and high-quality care through select educational programs.

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