Perioperative Nurse Week

November 8-14 is Perioperative Nurse Week, your time as a perioperative nurse to recognize and honor yourself and the work of those who share your commitment to safe patient care.  It’s your time to be proud of who you are and what you do. It’s your time to blow your horn to your colleagues, friends, and the community. It’s your time to celebrate being a perioperative nurse.

Get Ready now for Perioperative Nurse Week. Good preparation will achieve better engagement and, ultimately increased awareness among your colleagues, facility, and community for your practice. Start now with a letter to your paper’s editor and with a request of your legislator for a proclamation.

Celebrate the profession by planning a party with your colleagues.

New This Year

You touch patient’s lives every day. You change their lives every day. Now we want to hear what inspires you. Tell us your favorite nursing story in a two-minute video for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to the AORN Surgical Conference & Expo in Anaheim, CA, April 2-6, 2016. Early entries will be posted during Perioperative Nurse Week. Deadline for all entries is December, 11, 2015. Learn more.

Educate Your Community and Representatives

Send a letter to your Elected Officials 

Send a letter to your Editor  

Print a copy of your state's or city's proclamation to post at your facility and share with others

Obtain a Proclamation

Anyone can ask their elected officials for a proclamation. Make sure to speak with your chapter leaders, state council president, and state legislative coordinator to coordinate your efforts. (See past proclamations.)

How to Obtain a Proclamation 

Proclamation Request Letter (contact to obtain the current number of perioperative nurses in your state)

Download the 2015 Proclamation

Email AORN Government Affairs to request your state's Proclamation.