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.
Introducing: Leader ExchangeTap 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
Are you strategizing how to effectively meet staffing and workload demands, while future-proofing your efficiency initiatives? Hear key insights into how new technology can be utilized to transform care in the OR.
3.25 CH | 3.25 AEU
Perioperative and procedural teams who use lasers are invited to join AORN for a half-day, virtual live training to understand and implement evidence-based laser safety processes. This course meets annual training requirements and provides guidance to keep yourself and your patients safe.
The preceptor role is essential to ensuring your new team members are able to learn and assimilate effectively in the periop environment. Hear a panel of leaders share their expertise on how to engage, invigorate, and better prepare the preceptor to succeed in their vital role.
11.5 CH | 11.5 AEU
Join AORN for a 1.5-day virtual live advanced course for Medical Laser Safety Officers to ensure you have the most current information and tools to safeguard your colleagues and patients — and be successful in this important leadership role.
Take the first step to recognize, address, and eradicate the prevalent, disruptive behaviors that could be undermining your workforce culture. Designed for frontline healthcare leaders, this self-study is designed to help you cultivate a professional, supportive and respectful workforce culture.
Whether you’re making a business case for a capital purchase, advocating for a policy change, or managing everyday conversations, see what it takes to be an effective leader with strong negotiation skills.
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
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 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
OR Leadership Mastery: Finance & OperationsReady 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 and measuring productivity, capital and operational budgeting, and how to perform a break-even analyses at this set of three on-demand sessions.
Enhancing Business Acumen for Emerging Perioperative LeadersJoin nationally-known productivity expert Pamela Hunt, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN in a series of three live online sessions developed specifically to help new and emerging leaders understand the basics of financial and operational concepts.
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.