AORN is dedicated to incorporating research and evidence-based practice as a foundation for perioperative nursing to provide quality patient care.
- Research should be the foundation for perioperative nursing practice.
- Evidence-based practice is fundamental to quality patient care.
- Incorporating research findings into perioperative nursing practice is a critical component of the continuing effort to improve patient outcomes.
Sigma Theta Tau International Research Grant
Sigma Theta Tau International is offering a $5,000 nursing research grant for 2019.
AORN and The Southern Nursing Research Society Grant
The AORN/SNRS collaborative grant supports high-quality research studies that contribute to the development of the science of perioperative nursing.
Nursing Research Topics
AORN topics for evidence-based practice and clinical scholarship include nursing priorities for patient safety, team functioning, systems of care delivery, perioperative education and administration, gap analysis, and outcomes related to guidelines.
Nursing Research Links
We've gathered a selection of online research resources that include articles, data, and reports on nursing practice and research.
Research Poster Display
Be an active part of the AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo. Research poster abstracts are being accepted through September 27, 2019.
The AORN Journal
Stay up-to-date with the latest in evidence-based, clinical best practices through the award-winning, peer-reviewed AORN Journal.
Literature Search Resources
Find articles, reports, and statistics to assist with nursing research.
Literature Search FAQs
Get tips and answers to commonly asked questions about searching for content within the AORN Journal.
Evidence-Based Practice and Research
How is an AORN Guideline Created?
Download this infographic to learn more about the step-by-step process and the Guidelines Advisory Board.
Certificate in the Fundamentals of Evidence-Based Practice
Are you consistently using the best evidence available to care for your patients? Evidence-based practice (EBP) is fundamental to quality patient care. It provides clinicians the tools needed to promote safer patient care and positive patient outcomes in all care settings.
These evidence tables provide additional detail on the evidence supporting AORN's Guidelines for Perioperative Practice.
Evidence rating is a process by which scientific evidence is used to support recommendations about clinical decisions.