Kenneth Worley, BSN, RN, CNOR

Director of Value Analysis, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock

Candidate for Nominating Committee (Two to be Elected)

Kenneth Worley, BSN, RN, CNOR, is director of Value Analysis, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock. He earned an associate of science in nursing from the University of the State of New York, Albany; and a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Worley has been a perioperative nurse for 25 years and a member of AORN for 18 years. He is a member of

  • AORN of Central Arkansas (2013-present) and
  • the Leadership Specialty Assembly (2013-present).

Worley has attended Congress 10 time in the past 10 years, each time as a delegate.

Worley has received

  • an Award of Excellence, AORN of Central Arkansas (2018).

Highlights of Worley’s service to AORN include that he is

  • chair of the Leadership Specialty Assembly (2022-present) and
  • state legislative coordinator, AORN of Central Arkansas (2013-present).

He has been    

  • a member of the Expo Planning Committee (2020-2022),
  • vice president of AORN of Central Arkansas (2020-2022),
  • a member of the AORN of Central Arkansas Board of Directors (2013-2014, 2017-2020),
  • president of AORN of Central Arkansas (2013, 2016-2017), and
  • president-elect of AORN of Central Arkansas (2015-2016).

In other leadership roles, Worley is

  • a member of the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP) (2019-present) and
  • a member of Sigma Theta Tau (2015-present).

In his community, Worley is

  • a volunteer for Harrison House (2016-present).

He has been

  • a volunteer for the Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute (CARTI) Benefit (2014-2016),
  • a volunteer for the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Kids Triathlon (2013-2014), and
  • a volunteer for the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Telethon (2015).

Election Statement

Colleagues, it is important to know one’s personal values because they are our guiding principles. Values help analyze the past, live in the present, and prepare for the future. As we have different aspirations, we need different type leaders. Building a strong, qualified slate of officers is vital to the success of AORN. Nominees must have expertise and knowledge of AORN and its operations and come from diverse backgrounds. If elected to your Nominating Committee I will value differences and diversity in all of its forms. Nurses are critical members, especially during the last few years when delivering high-quality, comprehensive health care has been challenging.

I have been a member of AORN 18 years and attended 15 Expos. During that time, I’ve been actively involved on a local and national level and had the opportunity to meet members and discuss their perspective and goals. AORN has developed a strategic direction that is our organization’s roadmap. With that strategic direction, AORN knows what its objectives are, how they will be accomplished, what resources are required. Your leaders have primary responsibility for implementing the chosen strategy.

Evaluating a candidate is a daunting task. Indeed, judging different individuals on such a multifaceted and nuanced capability as leadership must include integrity, vision, judgment, passion, courage, empathy, emotional intelligence as well as geographical diversity. I will select candidates who are visionary and inspire others to imagine a better future and work hard to achieve it. I ask for your support to achieve this.