AORN Foundation

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.

About The Foundation

Who We Are

The AORN Foundation is the philanthropic arm of AORN. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that funds academic scholarships, profe...

Foundation News

Stay up to date with all the latest news and announcements from the AORN Foundation.

Who We Help

Your support of the AORN Foundation provides academic scholarships, professional development grants, and training tools and seminars for nurses to pro...

Educational Resources

Educational programs funded by the AORN Foundation work to improve patient and workplace safety in the surgical setting, using educational materials o...

Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships, Grants and Awards

Whether you are going back to school or looking to attend a conference for continuing education, we are here to support your professional goals and he...

Scholarship Supporters

We extend our sincere gratitude to our donors who make our scholarship program possible. AORN Foundation scholarships support the advancement of the p...

Scholarship FAQs

Get answers to frequently asked questions about AORN Foundation Scholarships, including what is available, how to apply, and more.


Ways to Give

Gifts to the AORN Foundation can make a difference in the lives of perioperative nurses today and in generations to come. Every donation helps the Fou...