AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2017 registration is now open – save $180 when you join AORN and register!


What's Ahead for AORN's Policy Agenda in 2017?

A lot. AORN is poised to make sure the perioperative voice is heard at the state and federal levels in what’s sure to be a lively legislative year. Read Article

Nurses Key in New Global Focus on Surgical Instrument Safety

Experts who shaped the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist are now turning their attention to surgical instruments in efforts to reduce surgical site infections globally. Perioperative nurses play an essential role in this latest SSI prevention effort, project leaders say. Read Article

Four Tactics to Lead the Charge

Hear from Gen. (Ret.) Ann Dunwoody as she shares her top four leadership tactics to help you lead the perioperative charge in 2017. Read Blog Post


Guideline Open for Public Comment

The Guideline for Positioning the Patient is open for public comment January 16 through midnight on February 14, 2017. This document provides guidance to perioperative team members for transporting, transferring, and positioning patients. Learn More

AORN Virtual Town Hall and Special Business Meeting

Plan to attend AORN’s virtual town hall and special business meeting on February 21 to approve position statements on Responsibility for Mentoring and Patient Safety (quorum needed) and discuss proposed bylaws changes. Learn More

Forty Under 40

Whether you’re new to practice, or a bit more seasoned, AORN wants to reward your commitment to professional development in perioperative practice. Forty individuals, under the age of 40, will be recognized at the 2017 Global Surgical Conference & Expo in Boston for their leadership development efforts. Apply Now

Order the 2017 Edition of Guidelines for Perioperative Practice

Periop 101 The Essential Perioperative Nursing Program

Periop 101: A Core Curriculum

The Essential Perioperative Nursing Program

Developed by expert surgical nurse-authors, Periop 101 is a comprehensive, online education program based on the latest, evidence-based Guidelines for Perioperative Practice.

NEW! Membership Now Includes Guideline Essentials

This advanced suite of online implementation tools is designed to help your facility translate the science behind our evidence-based guidelines into applied practice. Featuring how-to instructions, videos, case studies, and other tools, the Guideline Essentials have all the resources you need to implement the Guidelines efficiently and effectively.

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AORN Membership is now sweeter

We've got the germs you want.

We have the germs you want.

Register for this spring's Nurse Executive Leadership Seminar, "Preventing Surgical Infections," by February 1, 2017 and receive a free plush germ toy!

ASC Administrator Skills Course

Held in conjunction with AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2017

April 2-5 | Boston, MA

Learn how to successfully manage a profitable ASC through a unique program that blends a face-to-face seminar with online learning modules. For the first time, this course will be presented at AORN’s annual conference, giving attendees the opportunity to experience additional education sessions, poster displays, and 500+ exhibits featuring the latest surgical products, technology, and trends.

Register by January 31, 2017 and save $250!

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ASC Administrator Skills Course

Prep for CNOR

Don't Cram for the Exam

Only 67% of nurses pass the CNOR exam. Take Prep for CNOR to pass the exam or get your money back guaranteed.

58 modules. 500 questions. 49 contact hours.

Prep for CNOR Course

What Can You Do to Protect Your Staff and Patients from Surgical Smoke?

Register for the AORN Go Clear Award

The chemical, biological, and physical components of surgical smoke pose a health risk to your exposed perioperative team and patients. The AORN Go Clear Award program can help you eliminate surgical smoke from your OR and improve patient and worker safety.

The daily impact of surgical smoke to the OR team equals that of 27-30 unfiltered cigarettes.