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Whether you’re in the process of certification, renewing your license, or want to stay current, we can help you increase your knowledge and expertise in perioperative best practices. AORN offers specialty education for clinicians and managers alike.

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Pay Annual Membership Dues in Installments

If you are joining as a one-year Standard Member or Associate Member, you can now pay your annual membership dues in monthly or quarterly installments.

Your information is kept in a secure database, powered by Billhighway, and you will be automatically charged on the 5th of the month.

Installment payments are only available through our website. Join or renew now to take advantage of this exciting option!

Membership Benefits

Explore all of the valuable benefits membership has to offer. As your perioperative partner, AORN is committed to providing the resources and tools that establish the standards of excellence in perioperative patient care.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Be Dedicated and commit to your practice

CLINICAL PRACTICE: Be Confident and strengthen your safe patient care 

NETWORKING: Be Connected when you foster relationship

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Be Prepared and accomplish your career goals

INFORMATION & NEWS: Be Informed and stay up-to-date on the latest in evidence-based practices

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS: Be Heard and influence patient safety and nursing policy

EXCLUSIVE SAVINGS: Be Thrifty by saving on books, education, partner programs, and more

Give a Gift of AORN Membership

Share your perioperative passion by giving the gift of AORN membership.  

Email Experience Services or call (800) 755-2676.

Membership FAQs

Get answers to frequently asked questions about AORN and membership.


Join online today or download the membership application and send it to AORN.

Individual Memberships for Registered Nurses

Standard Membership (RN)

Standard members are actively practicing and want the latest educati...

Retired Membership (RN)

Retired from the health care industry, this membership is for those who want to stay connected to the perioperative community and the latest news a...

Individual Memberships for Non-Registered Nurses

Associate Membership (Non-RN)

An Associate member is an industry professional who is not a Registered Nurse, but provides perioperative services with a vested interest in safe p...

Student Membership (Non-RN)

A Student Member is pursuing education leading to eligibility for the registered nurse licensing exam. 

There are many challenges faced...

Group Memberships for Registered Nurses and Non-Registered Nurses

Facility Membership (RN)

AORN's Facility Group Membership is a solution for health care facilities to address common education challenges facing many ORs today by providing...

Industry Membership (Non-RN)

Being active in AORN is the best way for industry partners to reach perioperative nurses in the OR setting, network with perioperative leaders arou...

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