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Fellows of AORN (FAORN)

  • Carol D. Applegeet, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, FAORN, FAAN
  • Joy Don Baker, PhD, RN-BC, CNOR, CNE, NEA-BC, FAORN, FAAN
  • Terri Goodman, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAORN
  • Charlotte L. Guglielmi, MA, BSN, RN, CNOR, FAORN
  • Kathryn Schroeter, PhD, RN, CNOR, CNE, FAORN
  • Patricia C. Seifert, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA(E), FAORN, FAAN
  • Victoria M. Steelman, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAORN, FAAN
  • Brenda C. Ulmer, MN, RN, CNOR, FAORN
  • V. Doreen Wagner, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAORN, FAAN

Read their bios


The Value of Fellowship

As a Fellow of AORN, (FAORN), you are recognized as a perioperative nurse leader who has made significant contributions to the perioperative profession and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses. You have demonstrated a commitment to practice that goes beyond the local setting to make a sustainable impact on perioperative patient care across the country.

When FAORN stands with your nursing credentials, you are demonstrating that your education and training, professional qualifications, and contributions to the perioperative profession have passed a rigorous evaluation and are consistent with the high standards established by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses. 

FAORN Eligibility

To be eligible for admission as an AORN Fellow, individuals must:

  • Hold an unrestricted and active license to practice registered nursing.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of perioperative nursing experience.
  • Be an active member of AORN in good standing for at least five (5) consecutive years prior to application.
  • Hold a master’s degree or higher. A minimum of one degree must be in nursing. (BSN, MSN, DNP, PhD).
  • Hold a nationally recognized current or emeritus status certification in perioperative nursing or a perioperative specialty.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the mission, vision and values of AORN.
  • Have made significant contributions to the activities of the Association and the advancement of perioperative nursing in the areas of clinical practice, administration/leadership, education and/or research/evidence based practice (EBP).

Sitting members of the AORN Board of Directors, AORN staff, and members of the Fellowship Selection Committee are not eligible to apply for Fellowship or sponsor fellows during their tenure. Members of the Fellowship Selection Committee must be off the Committee for one (1) year prior to submitting an application and/or sponsoring a candidate.


Apply now for AORN Fellowship

As a Fellow of AORN, (FAORN), you will be recognized as a perioperative nurse leader who has made significant contributions to the perioperative profession and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses. You have demonstrated a commitment to practice that goes beyond the local setting to make a sustainable impact on perioperative patient care across the country. Applications are now being accepted through midnight (mountain time) on September 25, 2022. Apply at: My Fellowship Applications.

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The AORN Fellowship is a recognition for sustained and substantial contributions to AORN and perioperative nursing. The criteria for fellowship are broader as candidates demonstrate their influence in at least one area: clinical practice, administration/leadership, education, and/or research.

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Fellowship Selection Committee

Chair:

  • Carol D. Applegeet, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, FAORN, FAAN

Members:

  • Joy Don Baker, PhD, RN-BC, CNOR, CNE, NEA-BC, FAORN, FAAN
  • Sarah Bosserman Matulewicz, MSN, RN, CNOR
  • Lola Fehr, MS, RN, CAE, PRP, FAAN
  • Terri Goodman, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAORN
  • Joshua A. Wymer, MSN, RN, CSSM, CNOR

Public Member:

  • Stuart Downs, DNP, MSA, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, CPHQ, FACHE, FAONL

Advisor:

  • Paula R. Graling DNP, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, FAAN

Board Liaison:

  • Elizabeth Pincus, MSN, MBA, RN, ACNS-BC, CNS-CP, CNOR

Staff Liaison:

  • Linda Groah, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, FAAN

Administrative Support:

  • Lisa Wyant