Center for Perioperative Leadership

Resources for All Levels of Perioperative Leadership

Whether you are aspiring to become a manager, recently moved into a new leadership position, or are an experienced nurse executive, AORN’s Center for Perioperative Leadership is focused on supporting your professional development throughout your career.

Infection Prevention Symposium Series

This 1-day, local event is traveling to 4 cities this Fall and is curated for leaders in periop services, infection prevention, and sterile processing. You’ll unite with your peers to analyze the costs of surgical site infections, craft business cases to optimize infection prevention strategies, and lead initiatives aimed at improving patient safety.

Join Us at Leader Exchange

Tap into your community of fellow perioperative leaders through a series of live panel discussions focusing on everything from managing staffing, building skills as a negotiator, and developing a new service line, to capitalizing on AI in healthcare. Gain tried-and-true strategies to help shape your approach to leadership.

Events & Resources

Eradicating Bullying & Incivility: Essential Skills for Healthcare Leaders

Take the first steps toward cultivating a supportive and respectful workforce culture. In this self-study brought to you in collaboration with the Healthy Workforce Institute, you’ll discover tactics and skills critical to effective leadership on the frontline.

OR Leadership Essentials: Finance & Operations

Ready for a deep dive into how to manage your department's staffing and budgeting? Join your peers for an in-depth look at building staffing plans, measuring productivity, capital and operational budgeting, and how to perform a break-even analyses at this virtual live series.

Leadership Resources

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

eGuidelines Plus

Get customizable policy and procedure templates and save valuable staff time and resources with a facility subscription to eGuidelines Plus. Give your team digital access to all AORN Guidelines, hundreds of implementation tools, and unlimited access to customizable templates your facility. Learn More

Guideline Essentials

Guideline Essentials are online implementation tools that help you and your entire perioperative team apply AORN’s evidence-based practices every day. Included in AORN membership. Learn More

Online Leadership Courses

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

Online Professional Development 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

AORN is a proud member and supporter of the Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC). NOBC represents national nursing and other organizations working to build healthier communities by increasing the presence of nurses on corporate, health-related boards, panels, and commissions. The coalition works to raise awareness of how the unique perspective of nurses in these roles can help improve communities nationwide through efficient and effective health care systems.

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If your company is interested in supporting and connecting with perioperative leaders, contact the AORN Industry Team for sponsorship opportunities.

Membership dues and Industry partnerships help ensure AORN can continue to deliver quality education programs that benefit perioperative practice and support the profession.

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