Access Now: AORN COVID-19 Clinical Support

Impacting Lives

In 2020, the AORN Foundation provided over $1.4 million to support perioperative nurses.

  • 76 Scholarships
  • 114 Certification Grants
  • 2063 Membership Grants
  • 26 Chapter Grants
  • 29 EDU Events

AORN Foundation - Impacting Lives

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2021 – 2022 AORN Scholarship Recipients

Jacqueline Porter and family. 

Jacqueline Porter

“I want to thank you so very much for helping to make this dream come true. I really can’t express how much of a difference you have made with your sponsorship; it is helping my family tremendously during this stressful, but exciting time. You not only are helping a student achieve her dream and calling, but you are also helping a mom provide a better future for her family. I will continue to excel, and I will not let you down!”

Elizabeth Bibeau 

Elizabeth Bibeau, RN, CNOR

“I couldn’t be more grateful for your help and donation. This has been a trying year, everything from new shifts working around covid, to having a new addition to the family as well. Wanting to start again to complete what I started out for in reaching my BSN has not been easy. So, I want to thank you again for placing your donation in ‘my corner’. ”


Grants Awarded

It is because of generous individual contributions and corporate giving that we are able to provide nurses with these resources to help reach their goals:

  • Academic scholarships
  • Professional development grants
  • Seminars for leadership and clinical nurse education
  • Research grants

Missi Merlino and the Expo attendees she sponsored

AORN President Missi Merlino sponsored grants for three grateful nurses so they could attend the AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo.