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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 outstanding individual achievement awards. You again have the privilege and opportunity to nominate yourself or a worthy colleague for one of AORN’s individual awards in 8 different categories. AORN has the privilege and opportunity to recognize and honor members who have demonstrated excellence in the perioperative nursing profession.

Applicants can submit the entire application online, including easy upload of a CV/Résumé document and the Nominator or Sponsor statement. Your first step is to sign up for an account by clicking on the Sign Up button on the right. You may use your AORN member login and password for this account; however, you will need to create the application account first. After creating an account, check your email for an account activation link. Going forward, you may login to your application with your email address and account password.

Before you begin…
It is important and beneficial to review the 2016 Online Application and tips 
for completing the application. Please review required criteria and elements of the award category for which you are applying or nominating a candidate; each category has its own informational web page.


AORN Board of Directors, Awards Committee members, judging panel members, and Headquarters staff are ineligible for awards while holding any of these positions. Awards Committee members and judging panel members may not nominate or sponsor any individual award applicants during their term due to conflict of interest involving the judging process.