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Start a New Chapter

Congratulations on your decision to start a new chapter. Please use the information below to help you manage the requirements and processes involved with establishing your chapter.

The Chapter Formation Guidelines (PDF) outline the requirements to form a chapter. You will need at least 15 AORN members or individuals who qualify to be AORN members who are interested in starting a chapter and becoming members of that chapter. Before forming a chapter, the following documents and information must be submitted to AORN Chapter Relations,

Here are several documents to help you get organized after your chapter is formed.

If you have questions or need any assistance, contact Experience Services at (800) 755-2676, or email