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Foundation Scholarships and Grants

The AORN Foundation supports your professional goals and helps you maintain evidence-based knowledge and competencies. We have awarded scholarships to more than 3,000 nurses working to earn a degree, achieve advanced certification, and complete continuing nurse education.

Academic Scholarships

The application for the 2021-2022 school year is now closed. If you have questions, consult our Scholarship FAQs or contact us at [email protected] or (800) 755-2676.

CNOR®, CSSM®, and CNAMB® Certification Grant

CNOR, CSSM and CNAMB Certification grants are supported by the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI). Grants awarded can be used for assistance in CNOR, CSSM and CNAMB certification.

The application is now closed. If you have questions, contact us at [email protected] or (800)755-2676.

Professional Development Grants

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

The application for Grants to attend the AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo in New Orleans will be accepted from October 18, 2021 – December 1, 2021.


Research Grants

AORN is dedicated to incorporating research and evidence-based practice as a foundation for perioperative nursing to provide quality patient care.


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Text NURSE to (720) 770-4624 to make a secure donation.