Members of AORN receive many benefits, including the right to vote for the nurses who serve on AORN’s national board of directors and lead the strategic direction of the association.
Through strategic leadership, the responsibility of AORN’s national board of directors is to set the long-term direction for the association and its mission. This involves oversight of a strategic plan that evolves to stay current with perioperative nursing needs. Oversight of the strategic plan is deliberate and cohesive to span across multiple years and presidencies to ensure the needs of members and the association as a whole always meet the needs of perioperative nurses. This involves a focus on activities that effect broad categories of membership, such as looking at practice standards and capital purchases.
With each election, qualified candidates are presented for five officer positions, including President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, seven Board positions and five Nominating and Leadership Development Committee positions.
The Nominating and Leadership and Development Committee (NLDC) solicits and receives nominations for potential candidates for all elected positions and prepares and presents a slate of candidates to serve for all elected positions. AORN members may nominate themselves or others for consideration.
Nominations for the 2018 election will be accepted March 15 – May 15, 2017.