Advocacy Tools and Resources

AORN supports advocacy on behalf of perioperative nurses on both the state and federal levels. We believe an informed membership makes the perioperative industry stronger and our patient’s lives safer, which is why we have put together these advocacy tools and resources for you.

IOM Recommendation Resources

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action is designed to advance the nursing profession through partnerships with numerous health care groups and professionals. State-based Action Coalitions are being formed to implement the recommendations in the IOM report.

Promote Perioperative Nurse Week

Perioperative Nurse Week is a perfect time to share more information about the important work you do with your elected officials. Please take action and persuade them to proclaim November 6–12, 2016 Perioperative Nurse Week in your city or state using the following tools.

Download a Request for Proclamation Letter (Word Document)

Download a Draft Proclamation (Word Document)

Send a Letter to Your Legislator

Send a Letter to Your Local Paper

Take Action Tools

Let your voice be heard, take action to support AORN's legislative priorities for perioperative practice.