PUBLIC COMMENTING OPEN: Guideline for Minimally Invasive Surgery - 8/30–9/29/16
AORN is the leader in advocating for excellence in perioperative practice and health care.

AORN Town Hall

Update on AORN Election Processes

Monday, October 3, 2016
4pm PT | 5pm MT | 6pm CT | 7pm ET

Join members of the Task Force on Processes Utilized in AORN Elections to hear about the results of the member survey regarding the AORN election process, their assessment and recommendations, followed by the new AORN election processes and timelines that will be presented by the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee. AORN President Martha Stratton will also provide an update.

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Guideline Implementation Workshops | 4.0 CH

The Guideline Implementation Workshops offer a unique opportunity to learn how to properly implement AORN’s Guidelines for Perioperative Practice in a safe and supportive environment. AORN's Guidelines are the official evidence-based position on questions regarding perioperative practice.

Guideline Implementation Workshops

Be the Difference in Safe Patient Care

Explore the Many Benefits of AORN Membership


As your perioperative partner, AORN is committed to providing the resources and tools that establish the standards of excellence in perioperative patient care. We support your professional and personal growth, so you can thrive in the ever-changing health care environment.

Together, we will drive safe patient care and optimal outcomes forward.

AORN Membership Benefits

What Are You Doing To Protect Your Nurses?

Create a Bully-Free Zone at Your Workplace

In all surgical practice settings, incivility and/or bullying are serious workplace concerns. The Fall 2016 Nurse Executive Leadership Seminar topic is "Bringing Shadow Behavior into the Light of Day: Understanding and Addressing Incivility and Bullying Behavior." You’ll leave our seminar with the tools and knowledge required to create a bully-free zone at your workplace.

Nurse Executive Leadership Seminar

Periop 101

The Essential Perioperative Nursing Program

Developed by expert surgical nurse-authors, Periop 101: A Core Curriculum™ is a comprehensive, online education program based on the latest, evidence-based Guidelines for Perioperative Practice (previously AORN's Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices).

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

Guidelines for Perioperative Practice—2016 Edition

NEW for 2016–Special, limited time access to Guideline Essentials, an online suite of Guideline implementation tools! The Guideline Essentials will help you translate the science of the Guidelines into practice. The 2016 edition of the Guidelines features extensive, evidence-based revisions to the Guideline for Processing Flexible Endoscopes as well as others. 

Prep for the CNOR Exam

57 Modules. 500 Questions. 49 Contact Hours. Money Back Guarantee.

The AORN Prep for CNOR course will prepare you to sit for the CNOR exam by strengthening your knowledge and reinforcing the fundamental concepts of perioperative nursing. Register for our structured self-paced study program that will teach effective test-taking strategies.

Prepare for the CNOR Exam
NIFA online and classroom perioperative nurse and APRN RNFA training

Ambulatory Administrator Skills Course

Wearing Many Hats at Your ASC? We Can Help You Manage Multiple Priorities.

From accounting and HR to compliance and patient safety, the ASC Administrator is required to be an expert on a variety of topics. Obtain the skills needed to run a successful and profitable ASC through the Administrative Skills Course. Learn from renowned speakers on topics, such as:

  • ASC budgets and finances
  • Accreditation preparation
  • CMS, CDC, and OSHA compliance

Registration for the fall course is now open.

Ambulatory Administrator Skills Course