Advocacy Tools and Resources

The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses promotes and responds to legislative, regulatory and policy issues that impact the practice of perioperative nursing and patient safety in the surgical environment. We believe an informed membership makes the perioperative industry stronger and our patient’s lives safer, which is why we have put together these advocacy tools and resources for you.

Take Action Tools

Let your voice be heard, take action to support AORN's legislative priorities for perioperative practice.

AORN Member Resources

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Advocacy Tools

Advocacy 101 Handbook

State Coordinator Handbook

AORN Advocacy Checklist

AORN Advocacy Leadership

Chapter Resources

Action Steps for Chapters

Guide to Inviting Elected Officials to Chapter Meetings

Sample Invitation Letter

IOM Recommendation Resources

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action is designed to advance the nursing profession through partnerships with numerous health care groups and professionals. State-based Action Coalitions are being formed to implement the recommendations in the IOM report.