AORN Foundation

Supporting Nurses Who Make Surgery Safe

Creating lifelong learning opportunities for perioperative nurses is crucial to the future of the profession and the patients they care for every day. The mission of the AORN Foundation is to advance patient safety by supporting nurses who make surgery safe through education, research, and patient safety initiatives.

Contributions directly touch thousands of nurses every year.

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Text NURSE to (720) 770-4624 to make a secure donation.

Impacting Lives

It is because of generous individual contributions and corporate giving that we can provide nurses these resources to help reach their professional goals:

  • Academic scholarships
  • Professional development grants
  • Patient safety resources, like tool kits and webinars
  • Seminars for leadership and nurse education
  • Evidence-based research

With your help, more nurses are achieving their professional dreams.


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Ways To Give

A contribution to the AORN Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is more than a donation – it is a vital investment in the journey to improve nursing excellence and patient safety. Together, we can change lives, but we need your support.



By partnering with the AORN Foundation, corporations show their support of perioperative nurses and the critical role they play in patient and worker safety.

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To continue advancing important initiatives, we need your help. The AORN Foundation relies on your commitment to work together.

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Support the Foundation and Have Fun with It

AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo, Anaheim, CA, March 28-April 1, 2020

The AORN Foundation plans a week of fun, fitness, and competition every year at the AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo. We also hold our Silent Auction during that week, our biggest fundraising event.

For more information on the recognition benefits of partnering on these events, contact us at

We're Here for You

The AORN Foundation is here to support your professional goals and help you maintain evidence-based knowledge and competencies for providing quality care to your patients. We provide funding for academic scholarships and grants, as well as support for continuing education and certifications, and evidence-based research to advance the practice.

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