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The Denver chapter of AORN, or DAORN as its members refer to it, is about 600 members strong, encompassing the Denver metro area, including Boulder and Colorado Springs. Its purpose is to unite registered nurses to promote the highest professional standards of perioperative nursing practice for the patient before, during, and after operative and other invasive procedures. DAORN offers a sense of community as well as personal and professional benefits through networking and continuing education.


What's New?

Hello Surgical Colleagues!!

The DAORN Board of Directors is in desperate need of nominees for elected positions for the chapter.
We are seeking interested members to run for President-Elect, 2 Board Members and the three positions on the Nominating Committee for 2023-25.
Please consider sharing this opportunity with some of your colleagues at work. Consider one of these positions yourself! The board member and nominating committee roles are not a large, demanding commitment.
The DAORN Board of Directors has authorized an honorarium for serving in these roles. We all have busy lives and the elected officers of your chapter acknowledge that in offering an honorarium of $200 for the term of service.
Should you feel the urge to fulfill the needs of the chapter and satisfy your Professional Leadership curiosity, please contact Jim Stobinski. He is available by cell at (720) 257- 4372, and by email at
Thank you so much for being that person in our community!

President's Message

First, thank you to all who attended the May meeting as we formally transitioned to the new officers and leaders for our chapter. I am excited to begin our work for 2022-2023 as we continue to return to some sort of normalcy in the work of the chapter. I see some rich possibilities for the chapter in the coming year, as outlined in the chapter goals below.
Thanks to all DAORN members for your commitment and engagement. I look forward to the coming year and all that we can achieve working together.
Jim Stobinski
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Did you know

2022-2023 Chapter Goals

1. Enhance Education Efforts

Our education programs are already a strength but we have some unique opportunities this year to build on those strengths. The planning for our Fall Workshop at St. Joseph Hospital is well under way with the strong leadership of Andine Gilmore. In October, we will have the Stryker education van in Denver. Many thanks to Kristy Mooney for leading the coordination with Stryker. Lastly, the OR Business Manager meeting will be held in Denver later in October at the Gaylord of the Rockies.

2. Awards Program

I would like to re-start a recognition program at the DAORN Chapter level for the outstanding work done by our members. We have had such programs in years past but not consistently. I will lead here with the goal of making the initial awards in May 2023 as we have the installation of new officers.

3. Engage Early Career Nurses

I would also like to emphasize the engagement of early career nurses and nursing students. We had two students attend an earlier meeting and that was a great experience. I would like to proactively seek out further engagement to familiarize this audience with the work of perioperative nursing.

Did You Know?

You’ve made it here – to our fabulous website! If you are looking to become a member of DAORN, this is how you go about it: If you are not already an AORN member, join AORN and select the Denver chapter (0601) in the membership application. If you are already an AORN member and would like to change or add chapters, please contact AORN Experience Services at (800) 755-2676 or We look forward to meeting you!

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