Membership Benefits

AORN membership includes more than 200 free AORN Journal CNE Contact Hours

Members get more than 200 free CNE contact hours through the AORN Journal. Maintain your credentials and save an average of $55 on contact hours per issue.

As an AORN member, you are part of a community of 43,000 professionals who share a passion for advancing perioperative nursing care and ensuring patient safety and optimal outcomes. AORN supports your personal and professional development by connecting you to valuable career and practice resources, continuing education, and a close-knit nursing community.

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Keep current with the latest in evidence-based clinical best practices in timely, easy-to-read formats..

  • Award-winning, peer-reviewed AORN Journal  (print, online, mobile, and online-only content)
  • Monthly Journal alerts through eTOC
  • Monthly full-length Journal article podcasts
  • Digital newsletters – Periop Today (bi-monthly) and Member Pulse (monthly)
  • ANA’s digital communications and online journals
  • Complementary digital subscription to Outpatient Surgery Magazine


Whether you’re in the process of certification, renewing your license, or want to stay current, we can help you increase your knowledge and expertise in perioperative best practices. AORN offers specialty education for clinicians and managers alike.

AORN members have access to resources for improving their clinical practice.


Access a wealth of practical resources and tools to help you support and advance patient safety, implement the Guidelines for Perioperative Practice, and strengthen your safe patient care. 

AORN members have many opportunities for networking.


Foster relationships with perioperative professionals who share common interests to discuss experiences and best clinical practices to help you succeed.


If you’re thinking about a career in the OR, starting out as a new perioperative nurse, or are a seasoned professional, AORN can help you accomplish your goals with resources for every stage of your career.

AORN members can make an impact with information from Government Affairs.


Membership in AORN provides support on behalf of the perioperative community before legislative and regulatory bodies at the state and federal levels, helps advance the perioperative nursing profession, and influences decisions and policies that directly impact perioperative nurses and patients across the country.

AORN members enjoy exclusive savings on products, services and events.


Receive members-only savings on products, education, events, and publications offered through AORN and partner programs.

Additional questions about AORN membership?

Email Experience Services or call 800-755-2676.