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AORN Journal

The Official Voice of Perioperative Nursing

Since 1963, the award-winning AORN Journal has provided perioperative registered nurses with high-quality, peer-reviewed articles featuring practice information, research study summaries, management and staff development guidance, and more.

Vision: The AORN Journal will be an indispensable resource recognized for scholarly, evidence-based, peer-reviewed articles that convey standards of excellence and innovations in the delivery of perioperative nursing. Read the full AORN Journal Aims and Scope

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