ORNAC is pleased to offer both Member and Associate registration categories.

ORNAC Member Categories

Registration Fees1

ORNAC Member
A Canadian Perioperative Registered Nurse

In accordance with the ORNAC By-laws, to become an ORNAC Member, an individual must:

  • Be a "Canadian Perioperative Registered Nurse" meaning a Registered Nurse currently licensed to practice within a Canadian province or territory,; and
  • Have a field of practice focused on the perioperative continuum of care which focuses on but is not limited to education, leadership, research and advanced perioperative nursing practice in the settings of hospital operating rooms, ambulatory care, outpatient clinics, private/non-hospital surgical suites, physician offices and educational institutions.

ORNAC Associate Categories

Other healthcare professionals are encouraged to join ORNAC at the Associate level.

Registration Fees1

Retired Canadian Perioperative Registered Nurses
Canadian perioperative registered nurses who are no longer practicing and /or who no longer hold a valid license as a registered nurse within a Canadian province or territory.
Student Nurses 
Student nurses who are currently enrolled full time in a nursing program such as a diploma or Bachelor of Nursing or LPN/RPN program.
International Associates
Perioperative registered nurses and other healthcare professionals who are stakeholders in perioperative care, are not Canadian residents, but are licensed/credentialed in their country of residence.
Other Healthcare Professionals
Health care professionals such as physicians, RPNs/LPNs, MDR certified technicians, physiotherapists, pharmacists and non-perioperative nurses who are stakeholders in perioperative patient care.
Administrative/Government Professionals
Non-perioperative RN Managers and Directors of perioperative programs; or Government Administrators/Policy makers.
Industry - currently on hold
A company who develops, manufactures and/or sells products for the perioperative setting, is connected with the field of patient care and wants to have a strong presence in ORNAC. This category allows the company to purchase additional employee memberships.

There are two options for companies to join ORNAC:

  1. Corporate Premium Associate - currently on hold
    • Includes two complimentary representatives
    • Receives premium benefits for increased exposure
  2. Corporate Standard Associate - currently on hold
    • Includes one complimentary representative
    • Receives standard benefits


For more information about, or to register for, Corporate Memberships, please Contact Membership Services

1 Plus applicable taxes based on province or territory of residency.

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