State Councils

State councils are 501(c)(6) professional membership organizations formed to focus on legislative, education, and practice issues affecting the perioperative nursing profession. They provide forums for perioperative nurses to gather for discussion, advice, and consultation on issues in their respective states. State councils are typically made up of local AORN chapters and individuals.

How to Form a State Council

Any state can form a state council. A state council can also choose to be an affiliate o...

State Council Directory

AORN currently has 30 state councils. The directory below provides links to some of these councils and their officers. Some state councils maintain...

State Council Affiliate Status

State councils that elect affiliate status with AORN receive certain benefits. Each affiliate state council must follow the mission and core values of...