If you'd like to become a member of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) of Alameda County, California, follow these simple steps:
Chapter #0501 (Alameda County) is a dynamic, trend-setting chapter. There are ten chapter meetings per year (September through June). Eight of the ten meetings offer one free contact hour. There is usually one four-hour seminar per year. The meetings and classes are centrally located in Castro Valley at Eden Medical Center Conference Center which offers free parking. Please browse the web site to see how active this chapter is and how beneficial a membership in THIS chapter would be.
New "Associate Membership" Category
Join AORN (Association of periOperative Registered Nurses) - the organization for RNs involved in patient care pre-op, intra-op and post-operatively.
(Operating room nurses are now referred to as perioperative nurses to more accurately reflect their duties immediately before, during, and after surgery.)
At the annual AORN Congress March 10-15,2001, AORN bylaws were amended to include a new category of membership - associate member. An associate member is one who supports the mission of AORN and who is primarily engaged in one of the following professions: health care industry representative, central service professional, physician, health care administrator, materials manager, informatics personnel, or pharmacist. Associate members may not vote or hold office on a National level but reap all the other benefits of membership.
AORN’s Mission Statement
AORN is the professional organization of perioperative registered nurses whose mission is to promote quality patient care by providing its members with education, standards, services, and representation.
AORN represents more than 43,000 registered nurses who facilitate the management, teaching, and practice of perioperative nursing, or who are enrolled in nursing education or engaged in perioperative research. AORN's members participate in more than 340 chapters across the US and in Puerto Rico, 12 Specialty Assemblies, and 25 State Councils.
$85 to join ($65 National AORN dues plus $20 local dues for Alameda County 0501 chapter). Membership forms and a brochure listing AORN’s benefits are available from me.
Local Chapter Information
Meetings are at the Conference Center at Eden Medical Center, 20103 Lake Chabot Rd in Castro Valley. The chapter meets the first Wednesday of each month. 5:00pm social; 5:30pm reserved dinner; 6:00pm business meeting; 6:15 speaker/presentation. With chapter membership, you receive a newsletter every other month containing pertinent information and the information about the next two meetings.
Additional AORN Information
AORN membership form or from the home page (AORN Online), simply click on the green “Join AORN” on the far right of the navigation bar (under “About AORN”).