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AORN Foundation Receives Grant

Publish Date: 2/13/2015


AORN Foundation, a subsidiary of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, (AORN), has received a $250,000 grant from Stryker to support the continuing education of practicing nurses. The awards were distributed by AORN Foundation as professional development grants for individuals to attend the AORN Surgical Conference & Expo 2015, Leadership Development Summit, and the OR Executive Summit which will be presented in Denver, March 7-11, 2015.

The AORN Surgical Conference & Expo is the largest education symposium for perioperative nurses in the world and the largest surgical products trade show in the U.S. Presented over four days, the conference gives nurses the opportunity to network with their peers and gain more than 100 contact hours as they learn the latest clinical practice techniques and processes for surgical patient and health care worker safety. The Leadership Development Summit is a new program created to provide aspiring and new perioperative leaders with an education and networking conference to develop practical leadership skills. The OR Executive Summit, is an interactive educational event for current perioperative leaders who oversee business and practice initiatives and are seeking more effective ways to succeed in the changing health care environment. It, too, provides credit hours for attendees.

“We are grateful that for the second year Stryker has made a significant investment in perioperative nurses,” said Twilla Barlow, director of AORN Foundation. “The grant from Stryker enables perioperative nurses to have better access to expanded knowledge and skills for 2015.”

Annie Arnett, Stryker’s Director of Strategic Marketing, said, “We are excited to partner with AORN Foundation for a second year to support nurse education. Supporting nurse education is important to Stryker and our mission of making health care better.

Each grant recipient was awarded $2,500 and notified in January, 2015.