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AORN Foundation

The mission of the AORN Foundation is to advance patient safety by supporting nurses who make surgery safe through education, research, and patient safety initiatives.

About The Foundation

Who We Are

The AORN Foundation is the philanthropic arm of AORN, the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that funds academic scholarships, profe...

Foundation News

Stay up to date with all the latest news and announcements from the AORN Foundation.

Educational Resources

Educational programs funded by the AORN Foundation work to improve patient and workplace safety in the surgical setting, using educational materials o...

Who We Help

Your support of the AORN Foundation provides academic scholarships, professional development grants, and training tools and seminars for nurses to pro...

Foundation Events

Thank you to our sponsors and participants who supported the AORN Foundation’s 25th Anniversary events at the 2016 AORN Surgical Conference &...

Scholarships and Grants

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 he...

Scholarship Supporters

We extend our sincere gratitude to our donors who make our scholarship program possible. AORN Foundation scholarships support the advancement of the p...

Scholarship FAQs

Get answers to frequently asked questions about AORN Foundation Scholarships, including what is available, how to apply, and more.


Ways to Give

Gifts to the AORN Foundation can make a difference in the lives of perioperative nurses today and in generations to come. Every donation helps the Fou...

Donor Wall

The AORN Foundation Donor Wall recognizes individual and corporate donors who have given a one-time donation of $500 or more within the current yea...

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