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Perioperative Nurse Week


November 8-14 is Perioperative Nurse Week, your time as a perioperative nurse to recognize and honor yourself and the work of those who share your commitment to safe patient care.  It’s your time to be proud of who you are and what you do. It’s your time to blow your horn to your colleagues, friends and the community. It’s your time to celebrate being a perioperative nurse.

Get Ready now for Perioperative Nurse Week. Good preparation will achieve better engagement and, ultimately increased awareness among your colleagues, facility and community for your practice. Start now with a letter to your paper’s editor and with a request of your legislator for a proclamation. 

New This Year

To help celebrate Perioperative Nurse Week, AORN has kicked off a video campaign and contest that asks members to share inspiring stories of perioperative nursing. The videos will be shared during Perioperative Nurse Week and the top three will be presented at the Surgical Conference & Expo in Anaheim. The Deadline for video submission is October 31, 2015.  Read More » 

AORN Foundation

Support Perioperative Nurse Development


Make a gift to the AORN Foundation in honor of a mentor or colleague to support scholarships and continuing perioperative education. The AORN Foundation will send an acknowledgement card to your honoree during Perioperative Nurse Week. 

Make a Gift with the Hemostat Lapel Pin 

Gold hemostat lapel pin

This custom pin represents each perioperative nurse’s passion for patient care. The pin includes a narrative of the creation of the hemostat that entertains and delights all nurses. Available in both gold and silver. The pin is 3 inches across by 2 inches high in size. $33 – shipping included

Proceeds support the AORN Foundation.

Advocate for Perioperative Nurses

Perioperative Nurse Week is a perfect time to share more information about the important work you do with elected officials and your community. You can be an advocate for perioperative nursing by sending an email to your legislators, submitting a letter to the editor of your local paper(s), or requesting a proclamation.  Learn More »

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