Lead the Profession to shape the future of evidence-based perioperative nursing.


People experiencing surgery are safer through the power of perioperative nursing practice. 


  • Knowledge: We recognize and are committed to education and research as essential components guiding our practice. We   encourage all perioperative nurses to become certified through CNA;
  • Collaboration: We collaborate with nurses within our specialty, organizations/agencies, and other disciplines that impact   our practice;
  • Respect: We recognize the worth, quality, equity, inclusion, diversity, and importance of each other and the people and   communities we care for;
  • Professionalism & Accountabilty: We are accountable to promote and advance our specialty to ensure safe patient care through a professional approach; and
  • Continuous Quality: We achieve excellence in perioperative practice through the continuous improvement and application   of the ORNAC Standards and activities influencing our practice.

Updated June 2020

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