AORN Center for Nursing Leadership

Whether you are aspiring to management, recently moved into a new leadership position, or are an experienced nurse executive, AORN’s Center for Nursing Leadership is focused on supporting your need for continued professional development in managing the business side of perioperative services.

Leadership Events

Leadership Summit

The Leadership Summit, April 7-10, at AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo focuses on the management and business-side of perioperative nursing. Hear from industry experts on critical issues facing the surgical suite and learn about the coming revolutionary OR technology while touring AORN’s OR of the Future in the Expo Hall. Event Info

Nurse Executive Leadership Seminar

AORN’s Nurse Executive Leadership Seminar is a small-group setting where experienced and emerging OR leaders openly discuss industry-wide issues, share best practices, and problem-solve together. The 2019 Spring topic is OR of the Future – Innovations Changing Practice Today. Event Info

Global Surgical Conference & Expo

AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo is the premier educational conference and trade show for perioperative nurses, team members, and industry partners. Customize your education by attending the Management/Leadership track sessions. Event Info

ASC Administrator Training Live

The ASC Administrator Training Live is a three-and-half-day intensive course, supported by a four-month online program, focused on ASC management skills and CASC® certification exam preparation. Connect with your ASC administrator peers while honing your leadership and regulatory expertise. Event Info


Leadership Resources

AORN Leader Membership

AORN’s leader membership is designed for perioperative nurse leaders who need solutions beyond clinical challenges, like staffing and budgeting, while also supporting your professional passion. Learn More

Facility Solutions

Improve your patient outcomes, keep costs down, and ensure your facility or health system is survey-ready. AORN’s evidence-based perioperative solutions encompass the resources and support that your facility - and entire system - can leverage to drive patient safety and improve team performance. Learn More

Guideline Essentials

Guideline Essentials are online implementation tools that help you and your entire perioperative team apply AORN’s evidence-based guidelines in everyday practice. Learn More

Leadership Online Courses

Build your perioperative financial and managerial decision-making skill sets with leader-specific online courses. Learn More

Professional Development Online Courses

Cultivate perioperative leadership and accountability, and gain skills to address legal and risk management challenges with online courses geared toward professional development. Learn More

Leadership and Professional Development Webinars

AORN’s recorded webinars cover a variety of topics for your continuing development as a perioperative leader. Learn More

Nurses on Boards Coalition

Join the campaign to help ensure that at least 10,000 nurses are on boards by 2020. Learn More