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Nursing Research

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

AORN believes:

  • Research should be the foundation for perioperative nursing practice.
  • Evidence-based practice is fundamental to quality patient care.
  • Incorporating research findings into perioperative nursing practice is critical to improve patient outcomes.

AORN Research Priorities in Perioperative Nursing 2018 - 2023


Research Grants


View research grant applications, publication criteria, and more.


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Nursing Research Links


We've gathered a selection of online research resources that include articles, data, and reports on nursing practice and research.


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Research Poster Display


Be an active part of the AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo. Research poster abstracts are being accepted every fall.


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Evidence-Based Practice


Are you consistently using the best evidence available to care for your patients? Evidence-based practice (EBP) is fundamental to quality patient care.


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AORN Membership Survey Request Guidelines

Requests to survey AORN membership are a courtesy to members conducting research to fill AORN perioperative nursing research gaps. Please see the new guidelines for 2022: One study (i.e., 2 emails) a month will be reviewed for dissemination, dependent on AORN schedule and priorities.

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