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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?

If you are planning on attending this year’s AORN Conference in New Orleans, consider going as a chapter delegate. It is a great way to hear about what AORN is working on on a national level, and participate in vivid discussions about issues that affect our chapters. You will be expected in the AORN Forums and House of Delegates sessions. The chapter will disburse some funding to offset your conference expenses. If interested, please fill out and submit the delegate eligibility form and submit it to our Nominating Committee team members, Janan Sanderlin (janan dot sanderlin at and Adrienne Snyder (adsnyder6 at

President's Message

By now we are all aware that the in-person portion of the AORN Surgical Conference has again been cancelled. Our membership organization made a valiant effort to return us to some degree of normalcy in scheduling a meeting for August but ultimately their work was stymied by the events on the ground in Florida. AORN has now quickly pivoted to maximizing a virtual meeting and there is a good lesson there for us in the Denver chapter. We are in unprecedented times in nursing and a high degree of flexibility is becoming the norm. That need for flexibility will likely be the requirement for our chapter this year as we begin our work.

We will begin our year this Thursday, August 5th with a meeting of the elected officers and committee leaders for the chapter. Our full meetings will resume in September, but let’s anticipate that virtual meetings will be the norm for the near future. Adjusting to a new way of doing business with more technology and virtual and hybrid meetings settling in as the norm will present some challenges. However, I believe we also have some opportunities for our chapter if we are open to these realities. I look forward to seeing you in the virtual meetings as we come together again to kick off our work for 2021 and 2022.

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2021-2022 Chapter Goals

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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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