AORN Offers Scholarships to Attend Annual Congress

Complex patients needs, new advances in technology, and economic pressures are driving the need for more education for perioperative nurses. Nurses need innovative continuing education programs to maintain competency and to ensure safe and high-quality patient care. The AORN Foundation is dedicated to supporting nurses by providing individual and chapter education scholarships to meet these needs.

The AORN Foundation offers education scholarships to AORN members to help defray travel costs to attend specialty seminars and the annual AORN Congress. AORN chapters and state councils are also eligible to apply for scholarships to assist in defraying costs for speakers for their chapter or state council meetings.

The AORN Foundation is offering scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000 to attend the 58th annual AORN Congress, to be held March 18-24, 2011 in Philadelphia. Scholarships help defray travel and registration costs. Scholarship applications must be received before Feb. 4, 2011.

To apply for the scholarship, download an application in the supporting documents section of the AORN website at

Congress scholarships are supported by Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI), Exhibitors Advisory Committee, and the Integra Foundation.