Who We Help

Your support of the AORN Foundation provides academic scholarships, professional development grants, and training tools and seminars for nurses to promote patient safety. Meet a few of the hundreds of nurses who we support to achieve their professional goals each year.
Christina D. Martinez

Academic Scholarship Recipients

“I am extremely appreciative of your support towards education. I am currently a Navy Reservist Perioperative Nurse, and mother of three who is driven to promote nursing excellence. I chose to continue my advanced education in hopes that I can make a positive impact in our healthcare future. Again, thank you for what you do, for those of us to pursue betterment.”

Christina D. Martinez, RN, BSN, CNOR
Pinellas Park, FL

Mica David

“When I checked my mailbox, I stared at the letter for 5 minutes before it became blurred by my tears. I am sincerely grateful for this scholarship. As a nursing student, I have made the conscious and dedicated decision to become part of the most trusted profession. The perioperative field sparked my interest when my mother had to undergo several surgeries…Knowing that I couldn’t be with her up to a certain point, I trusted the nurses to care for her in the manner in which I would want her cared for. This is when I knew I wanted to work in the perioperative area. It is my hope that I will become a great and effective perioperative nurse and practice paying the generosity forward.”

Mica David
Lawrenceville, GA


Professional Development Grant Recipients

“Thank you for the grant to fund my attendance to the annual AORN Surgical Conference & Expo! I am very excited to learn about new technology, evidence-based practices, and many other topics that will help me provide excellent patient care. It is only through continued learning that nurses are able to acquire new knowledge and skills necessary to provide safe practice in our ever-changing healthcare settings. 

It is my hope that you will be rewarded as you witness surgical nurses, everywhere, providing exceptional care to every patient, every time.”

Judy Burroughs, RN, MSN, CNOR
Stoneville, NC

“The most beneficial element of AORN Surgical Conference & Expo to me was being connected to 5000 perioperative nurses and experts leaders who are committed to patient safety. Each education session I attended had up to date information. The Exhibit Hall had the newest technology combined with education opportunity for me apply to my practice. AORN is committed to both nurse and patient.”

Mary Jane Brantley, RN, BSN, CNOR
Greer, SC