The Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses promotes the annual Perioperative Nurse Week in November to honor and celebrate the importance of the work operating room nurses perform. The Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses encourages perioperative nurses to write letters to newspaper editors and inspire legislators to issue proclamations.
With gifts to the AORN Foundation, donors can honor someone special as they help enrich the careers of perioperative nurses through scholarships and continuing education opportunities. AORN sends gift acknowledgements out during the week of celebratory appreciation. The annual Surgical Conference and Expo marks the culmination of Perioperative Nurse Week with activities in Anaheim, California.