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Scholarships and Grants Available

Whether you are going back to school or looking to attend a conference for continuing education, we are here to support your professional goals and help you maintain competency to ensure safe patient care.

AORN Surgical Conference & Expo 2015 Grants

Grants are now available for the AORN Surgical Conference & Expo 2015 in Denver.  These grants are designed to offset the cost of the conference and help our attendees get the most of our their experience.

There are general conference grants available plus the following designated grants:

  • 16 First-time Poster Presenter grants of $750 each, generously funded by Sage Products

  • 2 Expo Pre-conference Certificate Program grants of $1,500 each, generously funded by Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI)

Applicants must commit to attending one of the following Pre-Conference certificate programs Friday, March 6 - Saturday, March 7, 2015. Please identify the Pre-Conference program you will be attending in your application essay.

Please apply here by midnight on December 7, 2014.  Recipients will be notified by January 12, 2015.

Professional Development

The Foundation offers professional development scholarships to help nurses maintain competency and to ensure safe and high-quality care through select educational programs.

Academic Scholarships

The AORN Foundation awards scholarships to students who are pursuing a career in perioperative nursing and to registered nurses who are continuing their education in perioperative nursing by pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree.

The application for 2014-2015 is now closed. Recipients will be chosen and notified by August 15, 2014. The application will reopen in January 2015 for the 2015-2016 school year.

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