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ORNAO is a volunteer association that represents Registered Nurses as direct care practitioners, administrators, educators, and/or researchers practicing perioperative nursing in the province of Ontario.

Joining your regional association has many benefits, including:

  • Networking with fellow perioperative registered nurses

  • Educational sessions covering a broad range of topics which impact perioperative nursing today and tomorrow

  • Subscription to the OR Journal


Membership Definition of Perioperative Nurse

A perioperative nurse is a Registered Nurse whose primary professional focus is to educate, manage and/or deliver nursing care to a human patient undergoing a surgical intervention, immediately preoperatively, intraoperatively, and immediately postoperatively.


Registration Types and Fees

Regional Membership shall be maintained in only one Regional Association.

A complete list of the different registration types and fees can be found below.


Registration Year

As a rolling membership, the registration shall run 365 days from the date you register or renew your membership. 


How to Join

Members can join online safely and securely through the ORNAC national website in just a few simple steps by clicking here. Before registering, please be sure to have the following information on hand: CNO Registration Number, CPN(C) Certification Number & Year (if applicable) and RNAO Number (if applicable).

If you have any questions regarding membership, please contact:

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