Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)

The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) was founded in 1949 to establish a national community for operating room nurses who sought to share best practices for patients undergoing surgery. Today, we unite and empower perioperative nurses, healthcare organizations, and industry partners to support safe surgery for every patient, every time. AORN supports personal and professional development by connecting members to valuable career and practice resources, continuing education, and a close-knit nursing community.