Be recognized as an expert in your field with information gained from NAON’s educational opportunities:
- NAON's Annual Congress offers you the chance to earn 30+ contact hours over just 4 days.
- The Nursing and Allied Health Program co-sponsored by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) offers half day courses in conjunction with the AAOS Annual Meeting.
- Member discounted prices available for online education courses via the Online Education Center.
- Orthopaedic Nursing journal articles focus on a wide variety of clinical settings with contact hours available in each issue.
- Members receive free access to the NAON Live Webinar Series (15 FREE contact hours in 2016!), and a discounted rate to the Advanced Practice Webinar Series.
- Exclusive members-only eligibility for education/certification scholarships and research grants.
- As a member, get free access to clinical practice guidelines, practice points, and scope and standards!
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Upcoming Congress Dates
- May 20 – 23, 2017 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Please Note: Puerto Rico is a US territory and passports are not required to travel.
- Benefit from NAON's vast industry presence, which connects you with colleagues near and far.
- Establish and solidify professional relationships with other nurses from your area through our local chapters.
- Attend local workshops and events listed in our Regional Educational Offerings.
- Reserve a Table Top Display for your next event.
- Save money on educational products that help you increase your knowledge and advance your practice.
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Issues in Pracitce (IIP) Discussion Forums
- Receive peer support from a Issues in Pracitce (IIP) Discussion Forum.
- Discussion forums focus on identifying and fostering common special interest areas of orthopaedic nurses.
- Solve problems, discuss education and development issues, anticipate future trends and overcome daily challenges.
- Questions can be posted to the discussion forums, and each topic can be subscibed to so you never miss any new discussions!
Orthopaedic Nurse Certification
- Attain the highest level of orthopaedic excellence by becoming a certified orthopaedic nurse through the Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board. (Available for all U.S. registered nurses with at least two years nursing experience and 1,000 hours of work experience as an RN in Orthopaedic Nursing within the past three years; similar criteria for nurses outside the U.S.)
- Receive discounts on certification exam fees.
- Once certified, take advantage of special members-only discounts on educational programs and products.
Stay on top of the latest information and practices.
- Get association updates and practical information for your daily practice through NAON's twice-monthly electronic newsletter, NAON News.
- Find out the latest news from the industry through your subscription to the bi-monthly Orthopaedic Nursing journal.
- Communicate with your peers in the NAON Discussion Forum.
NAON Works on Your Behalf
NAON's Health Policy Statement represents the opinion of the membership as expressed through the organization's governing board. To ensure that the current issues and needs of the membership are addressed, the Executive Board reviews its statement annually and revises it as needed. Key provisions include the following:
- NAON believes that, to protect the consumer and the integrity of the nursing profession, the practice of nursing should be provided by qualified practitioners.
- NAON advocates increased federal funding for research that specifically supports nursing issues impacting patient care/prevention issues encountered by orthopaedic nurses, the retention of nurses in the nursing profession and the mentoring of nurses.
- NAON supports the allocation of financial resources to assist consumers in obtaining basic healthcare services and catastrophic care expenses.
- NAON promotes quality healthcare and awareness in the areas of pediatrics, gerontology and for the disabled.
Payment of membership dues may be deductible as an ordinary business expense.100% of your dues are deductible for federal income tax purposes as no lobbying expense has been incurred on your behalf. Please consult your tax advisor for specific advice.