Registration Now Open: Local Guidelines Workshops

Snag your seat and be ready to tackle 4 Guideline topics with the experts.

35 Guidelines & 6 Critical Updates

The foundational source of evidence-based guidelines needed in every OR.

Save the Date | April 5-8, 2025

Be the first to know when registration opens for AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo in Boston.

News & Updates

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HealthStream Customers

Periop 101 is now only available through AORN for renewal/purchase. See what this means for you. View Details.

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AORN Fellowship

See what it means to add the FAORN distinction to your credentials and get ready to apply by Sept 15. Learn More.

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It’s Time to Apply

Applications for the Individual Achievement Awards & Award for Excellence are now open through Sept. 30. Apply Now.

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Periop Talk

Podcast and video series with professional and clinical tips to enhance your career. Watch or Listen.

Join AORN as we share the story of surgical advancements, the evolution of nursing and improved patient outcomes.

Membership and Periop Community

The Future of the AORN Member Mentor Program is Here! Sign up today for the new AORN Member Mentor Program platform to connect with the mentor or mentee who best matches your professional needs.

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Spotlight on Education

Prepare for Success on the CNOR Exam

Prep for CNOR® Online is a self-paced course that helps to prepare you for success on the CNOR Exam and to support your professional development.
Included with AORN Membership when joining or renewing.

Learn More About Prep for CNOR® Online

When you enroll in the Presale for the revamped ASC administrator course, you’ll receive bonus registration to the ASC Academy: Infection Prevention Online Course.

Using evidence-based guidelines, AORN defines the standards that help keep healthcare workers and surgical patients safe – while also providing education and resources to support high-quality care.

AORN Governance

A 12-member Board of Directors, chosen from and elected by the membership, are responsible for the strategic vision and financial sustainability of AORN.

Members also are elected to the National Nominating Committee, which approves candidates for the ballot.

Learn more about voting and how to get involved.

Periop Life

Become a Corporate Sponsor

  • Exhibit, sponsor, and reach highly engaged attendees at the largest surgical conference in the world
  • Implement targeted advertising to strategically connect with the largest perioperative database in the U.S.
  • Strategically support face-to-face events, education, and guideline resources
  • Gather first-hand insight on your products or services from perioperative professionals who use them every day

AORN Distinguished Awards and Recognition

AORN is honored to receive a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) award from the Denver Business Journal.

We have been recognized as a “Top Workplace” by The Denver Post, and our employee engagement scores are consistently in the highest category.

Denver Business Journal - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awards