The NAON Fellow Designation (FNAON) demonstrates commitment to the orthopaedic nursing profession beyond the normal role requirement and to the highest standards of practice. It is the most distinguished and honorable level of membership, as well as a public hallmark of professional esteem. Fellows are outstanding leaders, leaving behind them an enduring legacy of accomplishment that will continue to shape or guide the profession.
Nurses who are designated as Fellows of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses have demonstrated outstanding leadership in orthopaedic nursing, sustained and notable contributions to the specialty beyond their work environment at a regional, state, national, and even global level. Recipients of this designation have achieved success in the field of orthopaedics, provided academic accomplishment, mentorship, advocacy, volunteer service, and demonstrated their commitment to advancing the specialty and the association.
Submissions will open the week of December 11 and will close March 8, 2024.
FNAON Designation Packet
FNAON Scoring Rubric
FNAON Letter of Commitment
Submit your application through the application form here.