Celebrating 25 Years
January 26, 2016
Since the AORN Foundation was incorporated in 1991, it has continued to grow and enhance its commitment to the mission to advance patient safety by providing education, research, and patient safety initiatives to support nurses who make surgery safe.
CCI Pre-conference Certificate Program Grants Now Available
December 14, 2015
The application is currently open for two grants designated for the Pre-conference Certificate Programs at the AORN Surgical Conference & Expo in Anaheim, CA April 2-6, 2016. Applicants must commit to attending one of the following Pre-conference certificate programs Friday, April 1 – Saturday, April 2 in addition to the Leadership Development Summit at the 2016 Surgical Conference & Expo.
Know an Outstanding Nurse Philanthropist?
December 2, 2015
Nominate an exceptional perioperative nurse who has supported the AORN Foundation. The recipient donates time, talent, and direct financial support to the AORN Foundation, as well as other well-deserving organizations. The recipient of this award demonstrates a strong philanthropic spirit, and through his or her charitable actions motivates others to give of themselves. Nomination deadline January 31, 2016.
Supporting Life-long Learning
November 20, 2015
The AORN Foundation is proud to have recently awarded more than $140,000 in scholarships to deserving nursing students for the 2015-2016 academic year. We extend our sincere gratitude to our donors who make our scholarship program possible.
Recently, Victoria M. Steelman, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAAN, former AORN President, shared with us her passion for funding her named scholarship.
Stryker Instruments awards $250,000 to AORN Foundation for Nursing Education
November 8, 2015
To commemorate Perioperative Nurse Week, November 8-14, Stryker Instruments has committed $250,000 to support AORN Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN).
Investing in Our Future - Ruth Plotkin Shumaker
July 24, 2015
Ruth Plotkin Shumaker, BSN, RN, CNOR has a passion for AORN. Recently, she was inspired by the collective dialogue at the 2015 AORN Surgical Conference & Expo to take action to involve the younger generation of nurses in AORN.
Silent Auction Donations
July 24, 2015
It’s never too early to start planning your gift to the AORN Foundation Silent Auction at the Surgical Conference & Expo held April 2-6, 2016 in Anaheim, CA.
AORN Foundation Annual Report 2014
July 20, 2015
The AORN Foundation has released its 2014 Annual Report, Sharing our Commitment to the Future of Perioperative Nursing. The report highlights the 2014 programs, donors, events, and financial statements from the year. Thank you to each individual, corporation, and foundation contributor for making it an incredible year for the AORN Foundation.
Richmond Area Chapter Celebrates 50 Years
June 1, 2015
AORN of the Richmond Area, Chapter #4702, celebrated its 50th Anniversary on May 18, 2015, with a special dinner and installation ceremony for incoming officers and board members.
Who We Help
April 27, 2015
To promote patient safety, the AORN Foundation provides academic scholarships, professional development grants, and training tools and seminars for nurses. Each year, the Foundation helps hundreds of deserving nurses to achieve their professional goals. Nurses who receive scholarships and grants can be from anywhere in the county and pursuing any level of education from associate degree to doctorate.
Thank You to Our Partners and Donors
April 20, 2015
Thank you to our partners and donors who made the 2015 AORN Surgical Conference & Expo a huge success for the AORN Foundation. It was an amazing week that energized the AORN members, staff, and community.
April 17, 2015
Bonnie Vencill, RN, CNOR shares why she supports the AORN Foundation during at the Foundation Day during the 2015 AORN Surgical Conference & Expo in Denver, Colorado, March 10, 2015.
2015 Outstanding Nurse Philanthropist
April 15, 2015
The AORN Foundation was honored to present Vivian Watson, RN, CNOR, of SoSo, MS, with the Outstanding Nurse Philanthropist Award at the AORN Surgical Conference & Expo in Denver, CO, on March 10, 2015. Each year, this award is given to a nurse who has truly demonstrated a strong philanthropic spirit and has motivated others to give of themselves.
Chapter and State Council Support Makes a Big Impact
April 13, 2015
Thank you to the many Chapters and State Councils who made donations to the AORN Foundation during the 2015 AORN Surgical Conference & Expo. Annually, each Chapter and State Council is asked to participate in the Chapter and State Council Challenge to raise funds needed for the Foundation’s professional development grants, academic scholarships, clinical practice tools, and resources.
AORN Foundation Receives $250,000 from Stryker for Perioperative Nurse Education
February 12, 2015
AORN Foundation, a subsidiary of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, (AORN), has received a $250,000 grant from Stryker to support the continuing education of practicing nurses. The awards were distributed by AORN Foundation as professional development grants for individuals to attend the AORN Surgical Conference & Expo 2015, Leadership Development Summit, and the OR Executive Summit which will be presented in Denver, March 7-11, 2015.
CCI Matching AORN Foundation Donations in March
February 2, 2015
During the month of March, CCI will match your commitment to patient safety by doubling your donation to the AORN Foundation.
A Lasting Legacy
January 30, 2015
A very dedicated AORN member and donor, Patricia (“Trish”) C. Seifert, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA(e), FAAN, of Falls Church, Virginia established an endowed scholarship fund in 2000 as the Patricia C. Seifert Endowed Scholarship. She recently shared with us the importance of her endowed scholarship.
Outstanding Chapter: AORN of the Omaha Area
January 28, 2015
There are over 200 AORN Chapters across the country that strive to create a strong community of perioperative nurses in each of their local areas. Every Chapter works to provide professional growth, resources and connections for their members. Each Chapter is critical to AORN as a whole and contributes to the success of the entire organization. One of our outstanding AORN Chapters is #2801 of the Omaha Area, who is celebrating their 50th anniversary year in 2015.
Scholarship Application Now Open
January 16, 2015
The AORN Foundation 2015-2016 Academic Scholarship Application is now open. This year new scholarships are available to graduating high school students entering nursing school. The application deadline is June 15, 2015.
AORN Foundation Ornament Now Available
December 10, 2014
The 2015 commemorative AORN Surgical Conference & Expo ornament is available! This metal ornament measures 3 inches across by 2.25 inches high. $25 price includes shipping. Proceeds benefit the AORN Foundation.
Partners for Safety
November 26, 2014
The Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI) has been a long standing parter of the AORN Foundation on many levels. CCI has developed and maintained the CNOR, CRNFA and CNS-CP credentials for more than 30 years and currently certifies more than 33,950 nurses.