Newfoundland & Labrador Operating Room Nurses Association (N&LORNA)
Welcome to our Official Website

2022-2023 Executive

Inquiries to:

Melissa Colbourne

President Elect
Denise Mills

Past President
Joanne Peddle

Wanda Glover


Gillian Edwards

Joanne Canning

Secretary                         Jennifer Sutton

Upcoming Events


N&LORNA  Bylaws and Rules and Regulations 2018

Please visit the ORNAC Events calender for a full list of ORNAC activities.


N&LORNA is the Newfoundland and Labrador Operating Room Nurses Association. It is a special interest group of the Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (ARNNL) and is a member of the Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC).

The objectives of N&LORNA are:

  1. To provide opportunity for itís members to continue their professional growth, thus providing better care for patients undergoing surgical intervention.
  2. To promote communication between members throughout the province.
  3. To promote implementation of National Standards for Perioperative Nursing Practice.
  4. To promote Mission, Values and Vision Statements of ORNAC.
  5. To promote National Perioperative Nurses Day.

Mission Statement

N&LORNA is an organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of excellence in Perioperative patient care. N&LORNA is also dedicated to the professional and personal enhancement of Operating Room Registered Nurses.

Value Statement

N&LORNA values knowledge. The knowledge is based on education and research, which are essential components that guide our practice. N&LORNA values collaboration. This organization collaborates with Registered Nurses within our specialty organizations, other specialty agencies and other disciplines that impact Perioperative nursing. N&LORNA values respect. This organization recognizes the worth, quality, diversity and importance of each other and the patient. N&LORNA values professionalism. This organization works together to promote and advance Perioperative nursing. N&LORNA values continuous quality. The organization strives to achieve excellence in Perioperative nursing practice and activities influencing our profession.

Vision Statement

N&LORNA envisions the Association as a strong, unified Association striving to maintain, enhance, and advance Perioperative nursing practice.

What can N&LORNA do for you?

Advantages of ORNAC/N&LORNA membership include:

  • Scholarship funding available for continuing education of members who meet scholarship-funding criteria.
  • Financial assistance for Atlantic and National Conferences who meet funding guidelines.
  • Reduced registration fees for members who attend Provincial and National Conferences.
  • Funding for members who have qualified for initial certification in Perioperative Nursing from CNA who meet funding guidelines.
  • N&LORNA logo pins provided for members.

How does N&LORNA provide Professional Development for its membership?

  • Newsletters three times a year.
    Articles that can earn continuous learning hours for recertification.
  • Annual Provincial Conferences.
    Education sessions that earn continuous learning hours for recertification . Exhibits of the latest surgical equipment and supplies. Networking with Perioperative personnel across the province and the country.
  • Updating members regarding Perioperative Post-Basic and RN First Assist Modules at the Centre for Nursing Studies and other educational facilities.
  • Via additional resources posted through this website.

Additional N&LORNA Resources

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