Association Of PeriOperative Registered Nurses And Chamberlain College Of Nursing Establish Education Collaboration

The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) and Chamberlain College of Nursing announced a new education collaboration that provides AORN members with a special tuition rate for Chamberlain’s post licensure degree programs. AORN is a national nonprofit membership association that represents the interests of perioperative nurses – nurses who work in the surgical suite – by providing nursing education, standards and clinical practice resources.

While the number of perioperative nurses has grown, approximately only a half of all certified perioperative nurses hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree or higher 1. Chamberlain’s collaboration with AORN expands access to advanced education opportunities and improves their career mobility.

"We strive to be leaders in health care by giving perioperative nurses the resources to elevate their education so they can provide optimal care for their patients,” said Susan Bakewell, MS, RN-BC, director of perioperative education for AORN. "Our collaboration with Chamberlain aligns with our vision to establish standards of excellence in the delivery of perioperative nursing care. It is a gateway for AORN nurses to meet rising education standards, advance their careers and provide superior care.”

Through this opportunity, AORN members who meet Chamberlain’s admission requirements can now receive a special tuition rate for the following post licensure nursing degree programs and options: RN to BSN option, RN-BSN to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) option, MSN degree program, Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program and graduate certificate programs.* Benefits also include a waived application fee and a designated Chamberlain admissions representative who will provide enrollment assistance specifically for AORN members.

“Chamberlain is committed to offering opportunities for lifelong learning,” said Dr. W. Richard Cowling, vice president of academic affairs for Chamberlain College of Nursing. “Our education collaboration with AORN will help perioperative nurses become leaders who are responsive to the continuing advances in health care.”

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