Membership Benefits

Explore the Possibilities

You are part of a community of 41,000 members who share a passion for advancing perioperative nursing care, and ensuring patient safety and optimal outcomes. AORN supports your personal and professional development by connecting you to valuable career and practice resources, continuing education, and a close-knit nursing community.

Plus, AORN membership now includes exclusive access to Guideline Essentials – an advanced suite of online implementation tools designed to help you and your organization Translate Evidence into Practice™. Along with our award-winning AORN Journal, specialty education, professional development resources, and networking, it’s the perfect time to (re)discover the valuable benefits of AORN membership.

Be Your Best

AORN Membership Now Includes Guideline Essentials

As a perioperative professional, you want to access the Guidelines easily and implement them efficiently and effectively. Now you can with exclusive access to Guideline Essentials - an advanced suite of online implementation tools featuring:

  • How-to instructions
  • Videos
  • Case studies
  • FAQs and other tools

Tools included in Guideline Essentials


Keep current with the latest in evidence-based clinical best practices in timely, easy-to-read formats..

  • Award-winning, peer-reviewed AORN Journal  (print, online, mobile, and online-only content)
  • Monthly Journal alerts through eTOC
  • Digital newsletters – Periop Insider  (weekly), Ambulatory Insider (monthly), and OR Exec (bi-monthly)


Whether you’re in the process of certification, renewing your license, or want to stay current, we can help you increase your knowledge and expertise in perioperative best practices. AORN offers specialty education for clinicians and managers alike.


Access a wealth of practical resources and tools to help you support and advance patient safety, implement the Guidelines for Perioperative Practice, and strengthen your safe patient care. 


Foster relationships with perioperative professionals who share common interests to discuss experiences and best clinical practices to help you succeed.


If you’re thinking about a career in the OR, starting out as a new perioperative nurse, or are a seasoned professional, AORN can help you accomplish your goals with resources for every stage of your career.


Membership in AORN provides support on behalf of the perioperative community before legislative and regulatory bodies at the state and federal levels, helps advance the perioperative nursing profession, and influences decisions and policies that directly impact perioperative nurses and patients across the country.


Receive members-only savings on products, education, events, and publications offered through AORN and partner programs.

Additional questions about AORN membership?

Email Experience Services or call 800-755-2676.