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Professional Association Membership: Association of periOperative Nurses

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PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP: ASSOCIATION OF
PERIOPERATIVE NURSES
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Professional Association Membership: Association of periOperative Nurses (AORN)
The Association of periOperative Nurses (AORN) was founded in 1949. It is the largest
professional association for perioperative registered nurses. AORN represents over 41,000
perioperative nurses around the world who facilitate the management, teaching and practice of
perioperative nursing. The association is guided by a Board of Directors that consists of the
officers and seven elected members. These delegates are responsible for overseeing, updating
and modifying the bylaws. Included in the bylaws are membership, dues, elections, length of
elected offices, designation of state and local chapters, and education of members (About
AORN, 2018).
Mission, Vision, and Values
The association is dedicated to helping nurses, healthcare facilities and healthcare
systems to resolve the challenges impacting patients and perioperative nurses every day. The
motto of the association is “Together we can achieve optimal outcomes” (About AORN, 2018).
Mission
The AORN mission is to promote safety and optimal outcomes for patients undergoing
operative and other invasive procedures by providing practice support and professional
development opportunities to perioperative nurses. AORN will collaborate with professional and
regulatory organizations, industry leaders, and other healthcare partners who support the
mission (About AORN, 2018).
Vision
The AORN vision statement reads, AORN will be the indispensable resource for
evidence-based practice and education that establishes the standards of excellence in the delivery
of perioperative nursing care (About AORN, 2018).

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Running head: PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION Professional Association Membership: Association of periOperative Nurses 1 PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP: ASSOCIATION OF PERIOPERATIVE NURSES 2 Professional Association Membership: Association of periOperative Nurses (AORN) The Association of periOperative Nurses (AORN) was founded in 1949. It is the largest professional association for perioperative registered nurses. AORN represents over 41,000 perioperative nurses around the world who facilitate the management, teaching and practice of perioperative nursing. The association is guided by a Board of Directors that consists of the officers and seven elected members. These delegates are responsible for overseeing, updating and modifying the bylaws. Included in the bylaws are membership, dues, elections, length of elected offices, designation of state and local chapters, and education of members (About AORN, 2018). Mission, Vision, and Values The association is dedicated to helping nurses, healthcare facilities and healthcare systems to resolve the challenges impacting patients and perioperative nurses every day. The motto of the association is “Together we can achieve optimal outcomes” (About AORN, 2018). Mission The AORN mission is “to promote safety and optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures by providing practice support and professional development opportunities to perioperative nurses. AORN will collaborate with professional ...
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