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President’s Message                       March 2018                                                             


Perioperative Colleagues,


Steve Jobs is quoted as saying the only way to do great work is to love what you do, if you have not found it, don’t settle, keep looking, you will know when you find it. On behalf of AORN of Central Ohio Board of Directors, we would like to thank you for the great work that you do for your patients, their families and our professional organization.


AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo

AORN’s Global Surgical Conference & Expo is right around the corner!! Expo brings together over 10,000 U.S. and international perioperative nurses and exhibitors for five days of learning, networking, and inspiration. Learn the latest research and best practices during the 70+ education sessions, experience hands-on simulation training, and interact with over 500 exhibits sharing the latest technology and trends. While the Early Bird discount has expired, you can still register 3 or more for a discounted rate (a savings of $135). If you renew your membership at the same time you register, you can get up to $180 in savings. Come join us in New Orleans!!! To learn more or to register, go to http://www.aorn.org/surgicalexpo


Looking for a new job in Perioperative Nursing???

Tired of your current job and looking for new opportunities, but don’t want to leave the OR. AORN has over 622 perioperative jobs listed on their Career Center. Check it out!!!! https://www.aorn.org/career-center


AORN Academic Scholarships Available


Academic Scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year will be awarded to students who are pursuing a career in perioperative nursing, and to registered nurses who are continuing their education in perioperative nursing by pursuing a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree. The application window is open through June 15, 2018.


Vote to Win!!

AORN wants to increase voter turnout in this year’s election, while providing some fun incentives to reward your participation. 

For the Chapters that deliver the highest percentage of votes, there will be drawings to win Expo 2018 registrations, AORN memberships and e-subscriptions to
Guidelines for Perioperative Practice. Five chapters will win one Expo registration, five chapters will win one AORN membership and five chapters will win one e-subscription to the Guidelines.

Members in good standing (dues are up to date) can vote online between February 26 and midnight, March 27. Members present at the AORN of Central Ohio’s chapter meeting on March 13th will have the opportunity to vote online. There will be computers set up to allow members to let their voice be heard. Please use this opportunity to vote for the candidates and issues to guide the future of your professional organization.


It is that time of year again to vote for your Chapter officers. The following positions will be open for nominations (March 1-19). See the attached nomination form and position responsibilities. The online election for officers will be held March 19 – April 9.

Central Ohio AORN Offices open for nomination/election:


Vice President

Recording Secretary

Newsletter Secretary

Board of Directors (1)


Please consider getting involved with your professional organization. It is not much work when we all pull together as a team. We are looking for new energy and ideas. If you are unable to attend the March meeting, please send me an email with your willingness to serve and what position you would like to be on the ballot.


I look forward to seeing you all at the March meeting.


Professionally yours,



Jeanne LaFountain MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA
AORN of Central Ohio (#3603) Chapter President



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