AORN named one of America’s Top 50 Online Learning Providers 2023


Denver, Colo. — The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has been named to Newsweek magazine’s list of Top Online Learning Providers 2023.

The ranking is based on a survey of 9,000 online learners and research by global data firm Statista. They looked at organizations that offer certificate and non-certificate courses supporting the professional or personal development of learners in the U.S.  The listing is intended to support learners who are “looking for quality online education,” according to Newsweek Global Editor in Chief Nancy Cooper.

AORN is the only professional nursing organization on this top-50 list, alongside other notable national companies known exclusively for providing online education. 

AORN provides a large learning library for new and advanced perioperative nurses and nurse leaders, including Periop 101: A Core Curriculum™ that is used by thousands of hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers to train nurses first entering the surgical nursing specialty. The association also provides a wealth of accredited, evidence-based continuing education, resources and tools that support experienced perioperative nurses who are advancing their careers and refreshing their skills in pre-, intra-, and postoperative surgical patient care. 

This recognizes AORN’s predominant role in helping the entire community of perioperative professionals stay current in their clinical practice and management as healthcare technologies and techniques rapidly advance,” says AORN CEO and Executive Director Linda Groah MSN RN CNOR NEA-BC FAAN. “Nurses, especially, are ‘lifelong learners’ because of the need to understand and reflect evolving evidence of how to provide the safest patient care.”