The Guideline for Surgical Smoke Safety is open for public comments August 1–August 30, 2016. Learn More

Advocacy Tools & Resources

AORN supports advocacy on behalf of perioperative nurses on both the state and federal levels. 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.


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.

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

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Perioperative Nurse Week

Perioperative Nurse Week 2016 is Coming!

Perioperative Nurse Week takes place November 6–13, 2016. Bookmark this page—AORN will be soon be...