Community & Government Affairs

Engage with our network of perioperative professionals who work in a wide range of specialties and practice settings. Through the AORN community, you can join regular discussions on our social media channels, reach out to one of 250+ AORN Chapters throughout the U.S., become a member of a specialty assembly group, and much more.

Government Affairs

Policy Agenda

The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses promotes and responds to legislative and policy issues that impact the practice of perioperative nu...

My State

Select your state to learn about state legislation and news that may affect you and find out how to contact your state coordinators.

Advocacy Tools and Resources

The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses promotes and responds to legislative, regulatory and policy issues that impact the practice of p...

Health Policy News

Catch up on the latest health policy news and legislative updates.

Get Involved

AORN Chapters

AORN has more than 235 Chapters in most states, including one virtual Chapter. They are the vital link between National AORN and local members. Par...

Award Programs

AORN honors outstanding perioperative nurses through a comprehensive and well-recognized awards program, both for individuals and chapters.

Subject Matter Expert Application

AORN is seeking subject matter experts (SMEs) in a variety of perioperative subject areas to help develop educational publications, webinars, video an...

State Councils

State councils are 501(c)(6) professional membership organizations formed to focus on legislative, education, and practice issues affecting the periop...

Specialty Assemblies

Specialty assemblies offer you an opportunity to interact with other nursing leaders from across the nation who share an interest in your specialty...


Volunteer members share their time and knowledge to advance AORN's mission as well as their own careers. Through their work with AORN committees, s...

Online Networking

ORNurseLink Forum

Join one of 290+ AORN Chapters, specialty assemblies, or state council discussion groups, and network with your colleagues.

Social Media

Follow AORN and actively participate on our social media channels to stay up-to-date on your perioperative community. Also, stay connected to learn wh...