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

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

Brittany Nicole Harvey

Professional Development Grant Recipients

“Attending this conference helps provide me with the networking and education I need to continue to grow and develop into the professional I wish to become. I am so excited and honored to be given this opportunity…From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!”

Brittany Nicole Harvey, MSN, MBA, RN, CNOR

Camila Mendonca de Moraes

“I am a true fighter for training future high-achieving nurses and assure patient safety. I am extremely honored and pleased by this grant that will allow me to attend the AORN Global Surgical Conference and Expo 2018. This is really very important to me as it would be very difficult to travel to the US without your help. The AORN Conference is absolutely one of the most important conferences in the perioperative area. Thank you very much with all my heart!”

Camila Mendonca de Moraes, RN, Ph.D