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Guideline Essentials

Need a way to easily access the Guidelines and implement them efficiently and effectively? AORN members have exclusive access to Guideline Essentials—an advanced suite of online tools designed to help your facility translate the science behind our evidence-based guidelines into applied practice.

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Member Benefits

AORN supports your personal and professional development by connecting you to valuable career and practice resources, continuing education, and a close-knit nursing community.

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Membership Benefits - Information and News

Membership Benefits - Professional Development

AORN members have access to resources for improving their clinical practice.

Continuing Education

AORN members have many opportunities for networking.

AORN members can make an impact with information from Government Affairs.

Individual Memberships for RNs

Standard Membership

Standard Members are actively practicing and want the latest education and resources to stay current and maintain license or certification requirements. Standard members may hold an elective office and vote in the House of Delegates. Learn More

Retired Membership

Retired from the health care industry, this membership is for those who want to stay connected to the perioperative community and the latest news and trends. Learn More

AORN and APSNA Membership

Enjoy the benefits of AORN and the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association (APSNA) in one unique membership package, including AORN Pediatric Specialty Assembly. Learn More

Individual Memberships for non-RNs

Associate Membership

An Associate Member is an industry professional who is not a Registered Nurse, but provides perioperative services with a vested interest in safe patient care. Learn More

Student Membership

A Student Member is pursuing education leading to eligibility for the registered nurse licensing exam. Learn More

Recruit, Reward, Repeat

Share your AORN membership story with friends, colleagues, and peers and be rewarded for your efforts.

Give the Gift of AORN

Share your perioperative passion by giving the gift of AORN membership. Email Experience Services or call (800) 755-2676.


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Group Memberships

Group Memberships helps health care facilities meet the education and professional development needs of their new and experienced perioperative nursing staff.

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