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AORN New to Profession Membership (RN)

Affordable information—whenever and wherever you need it.

Starting in the field can be challenging, and new career salaries often don’t support association memberships. AORN’s new to profession membership provides those new to the perioperative field with access to updated industry information and tools to grow your career.

New benefit added – Prep for CNOR® Online Course*

Purchase AORN Membership to receive complimentary access to AORN’s premier online CNOR exam prep course.

New to Profession Member Dues*

First Year of Membership: $50

Second Year of Membership: $99

Third Year of Membership: $99

* Rates apply only to practicing RNs with 3 years or less perioperative nursing experience.

New to Profession Member Benefit Highlights

Most-loved new to profession member benefits include:

  • Full value of AORN membership at lower price
  • Guideline implementation tools
  • 200+ free CNE contact hours
  • Free career coaching
  • Prep for CNOR® Online Course*

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See why AORN proudly supports new perioperative professionals.

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Who benefits from New to Profession Membership?

New (3 years or less) perioperative nurses who want to:

  • Tap into perioperative expertise from the perioperative community
  • Quickly implement best practices
  • Maintain industry knowledge and skills to prepare for career advancement


*Offer included with purchases or renewals of AORN Membership through December 31, 2022 and will not be retroactively applied to existing memberships. Offer not valid with monthly membership subscriptions.