AORN Alameda County, CA

Join AORN Alameda County!

If you'd like to become a member of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) of Alameda County, California, follow these simple steps:

  1. Get your credit card ($85 total - $65 for National dues and $20 for local dues).
  2. Call 1-800-755-2676.
  3. Listen for the prompt for "Membership" under Customer Service.
  4. Give your name, address, social security number, credit card number, nursing license number, telephone numbers, and place of employment.
  5. Insist on membership in chapter # 0501, Alameda County. You do not need to be a resident of Alameda County or work in Alameda County. We welcome everyone!
  6. Or, if you prefer, contact the web manager by e-mail and you'll receive an application to join in the regular mail.
  7. Or, write to National AORN at 2170 South Parker Road, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80231-5711 to ask for an application form.
  8. Benefits of AORN membership
  9. AORN online membership application Please be aware of this fact: if you join AORN with this online form, there is no way to indicate you desire membership in AORN of Alameda County! National AORN will assign you to a chapter based on your home or work address. So if you don't live or work in Alameda County, you may be assigned to a different chapter. PLEASE after submitting your online form, e-mail Kendra Keene ( request Alameda County, chapter 0501 or call AORN at 1-800-755-2676 to request membership in chapter 0501 - Alameda County! Thank you! Please remember to include the $20 chapter fee with the $65 for a total of $85 dues or your membership will not be effective.
  10. AORN membership form. Remember to indicate you want chapter 0501, Alameda County in the appropriate area on the form. Ignore "Ambassador ID." Specialty Assembly (SA) dues are optional. This form appears very large but fits onto one page.

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.

Membership Information
$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 Online

Join Online
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”).

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Updated October 21, 2001

Created April 16, 1998 by Mary Ritchie, RN, CNOR

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, Alameda County, California

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