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AORN Membership

Why AORN Membership?

As an OR nurse, you deserve the best resources when investing in your practice, health, and well-being to provide your safest patient care.

Working in the operating room is no easy task. You’re overworked, understaffed, and juggling too many tasks at once. Despite your best efforts, you can’t do it all alone.

You need:

  • A community of surgical nurses that will support, encourage, and motivate you.
  • Quick access to the latest evidence-based practice resources to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Timely information and free CNE to stay on top of your perioperative game.

As your premier OR association, you can rely on AORN to do the heavy lifting so you can focus on what matters most — keeping you and your patients safe.

New benefit added – Prep for CNOR® Online Course*

Purchase AORN Membership to receive complimentary access to AORN’s premier online CNOR exam prep course. Excludes monthly membership subscription. 

AORN Membership Can Help You


NEW Monthly membership subscription for $15.50 per month.

Your OR Colleagues Say It Best

More than 40,000 operating room nurses rely on their AORN membership to provide safe patient care. Hear why they chose AORN.

Already a member? Share why you chose AORN by recording a video.

We’ve Got YOU Covered

No matter what stage of your perioperative journey you’re in, you’ll get resources specific to your needs when you join the AORN community.

Already on your path to becoming an OR nurse? Get tools and resources to prepare for a challenging and fulfilling career for only $20 such as:

  • Answers to clinical FAQs
  • AORN Journal (print, online, mobile)
  • Networking and mentorship opportunities

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Are you considering a career in the OR but don’t know where to start? Get more information about what perioperative nursing is and the role of an OR nurse.

“Answers My Questions...”

Jane Eyre M. Tomines

“AORN encouraged me to grow in my chosen profession. The people and resources behind the organization are so helpful for answering whatever questions I may have, every time and anywhere.”
- Jane Eyre M. Tomines, BSN, CNOR, RN, Staff RN

Being new to the operating room – and the starting salary that comes with it – is challenging. Get information and tools to grow your career with AORN’s New to Profession Membership for only $50, such as:

  • Free career coaching
  • Networking and mentorship opportunities
  • AORN Journal CNE articles
  • Prep for CNOR® Online Course

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“Helps Me Grow in My Career”

Stephanie Soliz

“I became an AORN member when I first started as an OR nurse. My AORN membership has provided me with educational material, guidelines, evidence, and articles to help me in my OR career. It also allows me to get involved in my local chapter and meet other members in my region.”
- Stephanie Soliz, BSN, RN, Surgical Infection Preventionist

Get what you need to advance your career, network at the national and local level, and implement best practices. AORN’s Standard Membership includes top benefits, such as:

  • Customizable guideline templates
  • AORN Journal (print, online, mobile)
  • 200+ free CNE contact hours 
  • Prep for CNOR® Online Course

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“Empowers Me as an OR Nurse...”

 Dawn Peters-Ukpong

“Through my AORN membership, I have gained confidence in my nursing practice. AORN gives a strong voice for the operating room nurse and recommendations in policies and procedure which guide my practice. I am empowered as an operating room nurse because of the delegated members of AORN.”
-Dawn Peters-Ukpong, RN, MSN, CNOR, Staff RN

Whether you’re new to managing or are a seasoned executive, get the education, resources, and support you need to lead your team forward. AORN’s Leader Membership includes top benefits, such as:

  • Leader-only blog with leadership tips and advice
  • Free and discounted leadership events
  • Free online leadership courses
  • Prep for CNOR® Online Course

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“Provides Valuable Resources for Leaders...”

 Cherri Radford

“As an AORN member, I enjoy the business of the meetings and the socializing with fellow OR nurses at AORN Expo. To see the activity and hear discussion that take place is such a testament to the strength of AORN and its membership. The resources available to me as a nurse and perioperative leader are so valuable. I will always be an AORN member!”
- Cherri Radford, RN, MSN, CNOR, NEA-BC, Nursing Director

Whether your facility has a formal education program or you manage your training needs on a case-by-case basis, rely on AORN’s educational resources to save time, money, and crucial personnel. Top educator-specific membership benefits include:

  • Customizable guideline templates and tools
  • Recorded educational webinars
  • AORN Tool Kits
  • Prep for CNOR® Online Course

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“Best Value for My Money...”

Liza Zerby

“My AORN membership is the best value for the money when it comes to professional organizations. As an educator, I have memberships in other related nursing organizations, but none come close to the amount and variety of learning opportunities and professional practice materials as AORN. Well worth the annual dues.”
- Liza Zerby, MN, RN, CNOR, CNAMB, NPD, Infection Preventionist

Already a CNOR? Whether you’re recertifying with continuing education contact hours or with professional activity points, AORN membership helps you fulfill your contact hour requirements with free member resources, such as:

  • AORN Journal CNE articles
  • AORN webinars
  • AORN Expo Posters

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Not CNOR certified? Open the door to a wider range of professional opportunities by becoming certified. Learn why it’s important and how AORN can help you.

“Makes Recertifying Extremely Easy...”

Brian Droege

“Membership is great! There are so many benefits. It is extremely easy for me to earn the CEUs I need for CNOR recertification. I use the webinars to supplement education I put into place in my unit. The membership to the local chapter also gives me access to events and networking at the local level.”
- Brian Droege, BSN, CNOR, Specialty Practice Leader

Help mentor the younger generation of perioperative nurses and stay connected with the latest in perioperative nursing for only $40 with AORN’s Retired Membership. Top benefits include:

  • Retired nurses’ online community
  • AORN Mentor Program
  • AORN Journal (print, online, mobile)

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“Continuing My Periop Service...”

 Melanie Burton

“Being a perioperative nurse for 50 years has been an important part of my identification. After leaving the workforce in an institution, I now have time to give to that part of me that wasn’t developed by continuing my membership as a retired AORN member. I have been devoting my service to AORN, at the chapter, state council, and specialty assembly level.”
-Melanie Burton, MSN, RN, CNOR, MLSO, Consultant

Not an RN? No problem – join as an associate member. Learn More
Are you a Pediatric Surgical Nurse? Join as an AORN / APSNA joint member. Learn More
Join AORN as a team. Facility, ASC, and Industry options available. Learn more about Group Membership.

Your peers, colleagues, and team members have all committed to their practice by joining AORN.
Are you ready to commit to your practice, your team, and most of all, your patients?


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*Offer included with purchases or renewals of AORN Membership through December 31, 2022 and will not be retroactively applied to existing memberships. Offer not valid with monthly membership subscriptions. 

AORN is provider-approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13019. Check with your state board of nursing for acceptability of education sessions for re-licensure. 

The Prep for CNOR Live program and Prep for CNOR Online program are designed strictly to be used as review and preparation for the CNOR® exam. CNOR® is a registered trademark of the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI). All rights reserved. CCI administers the CNOR® exam. Candidates for the CNOR® exam must meet the eligibility requirements as defined by CCI. 

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