Who can be a Member?
Any RN that works in the Perioperative Area. This includes Ambulatory Surgery and PACU .
Who Can Be An Associate Member?
membership is a non-voting category for individuals who are primarily engaged in one of the following professions:
- Health care industry representative
- Central service professional
- Health care Administrator
- Materials manager
- Informatics personnel
Associate members may not hold elective office or serve
Be Involved-Stay Involved.
an AORN member, you will increase your exposure to issues and concerns within the perioperative nursing community, enrich
your professional and personal development, and contribute to the industry's overall advancement and quality patient care.
There are several benefits to becoming a member of our organization. Our members are close friends and we have a great time
when we get together. Of course we also have a common interest, and we hope to further our cause.
AORN is the professional organization of perioperative registered
nurses that supports registered nurses in achieving optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive
procedures. AORN is the global leader in promoting excellence in perioperative nursing practice. AORN is composed of approximately
41,000 perioperative registered nurses in the United States and abroad. Perioperative nurses are defined as those who provide,
manage, teach, and study the care of patients undergoing operative or other invasive procedures.
AORN provides continuing education opportunities for perioperative
nurses through seminars; clinical articles in the AORN Journal; and its annual Congress, which offers technical and scientific
exhibits and more than 70 educational sessions by speakers recognized in their fields. AORN publishes SSM, featuring information
about trends in management and the surgical environment. Please visit AORN Online at http://www.aorn.org and SSM Online at http://www.ssmonline.org.
To join we need a completed application and membership dues for the first year. Please contact us for more information and
a copy of the application.