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"We empower perioperative nurses in advancing patient and workplace safety through education and research."
AORN Foundation

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DAORN strongly supports that mission. Since 2019, we have been collaborating with the National AORN Foundation to manage our scholarships and grants more effectively.

The AORN Foundation awards scholarships to students who are pursuing a career in perioperative nursing, and to registered nurses who are continuing their education in perioperative nursing by pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree. The application for academic scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year is now open through June 15, 2021.

DAORN will be supporting the Bill Lord and Peggy Camp scholarships for 2021-2022 (available for Fall 2021 Scholarship). Learn more about these programs and apply for these scholarships through the AORN Foundation.

Certification grants supported by the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI) are available to be used for assistance in taking the test for your CNOR, CSSM or CNAMB certification. The application is open through April 15, 2021.

The Foundation also offers professional development grants to help nurses maintain competency and to ensure safe and high-quality care.