Operating Room Nurses of Alberta Association

Mission Statement

The Operating Room Nurses of Alberta Association (ORNAA) is a provincial council of the Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC). We are an organization comprised of perioperative Registered Nurses and associates from Alberta and the Northwest Territories. We are a specialty interest group of the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA).

ORNAA is dedicated to the promotion of excellence in perioperative nursing practice by:

  • Encouraging membership in the association;
  • Promoting and supporting the acquisition and maintenance of certification through the Canadian Nurses Association [CPN(c)];
  • Providing and funding educational opportunities;
  • Publishing and distributing a newsletter;
  • Disseminating information and updates including nationally established perioperative standards and guidelines;
  • Serving as a liaison between the membership, other health care partner organizations and associations as required;
  • Encouraging and supporting perioperative nursing research; and
  • Maintaining a history of the organization.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to be the provincial leader in perioperative practice by promoting and supporting the professional growth of our members and associates.