The Pittsburgh Chapter of AORN requires board of directors, officers, committee members, and all members to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. As representatives of Chapter 3902 and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (herein AORN), we must practice honesty and integrity in fulfilling our responsibilities and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
In accordance with the mission statement of AORN, the following Code of Ethics and Conduct applies to all members of the Association in all membership categories.
AORN will be the indispensable resource for evidence-based practice and education that establishes the standards of excellence in the delivery of perioperative nursing care.
The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses’ (AORN) mission is to promote safety and optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures by providing practice support and professional development opportunities to perioperative nurses. AORN will collaborate with professional and regulatory organizations, industry leaders, and other health care partners who support the mission.
The Association of periOperative Registered Nurse’s (AORN) core values reflect what is truly important to the Association.
AORN affords equal opportunity to all persons and does not discriminate with regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex,
sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status
in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal laws.