Welcome to the Operating Room Nurses Association of Nova Scotia (ORNANS)

Our objective is to provide educational opportunities for Perioperative Registered Nurses and Associates while providing a forum for discussion of issues regarding nursing practice, standards and competencies.  We strive to promote and facilitate the exchange of ideas and concerns among Perioperative Nurses throughout the province and to promote awareness of the role of the Perioperative Nurse.  [read more about ORNANS]


Room bookings are now available for the 2020 Atlantic Operating Room Nurses' Conference!

June 2020 (Date TBA) AGM only due to Atlantic Conference - delivered via Zoom.

Congratulations to Cindy Fulmore on receiving the Gloria Stephen's award for Excellence as an Educator for Perioperative Nursing.

Congratulations to Tiffany Boudreau on receiving a Bursary from J&J to continue her studies as an RNFA.

Congratulations to Tanya Vandale on her award winning video highlighting the 2018 Perioperative nurses week theme.

ORNANS Membership

ORNANS is an active provincial association which hosts an Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Education Day at the end of each fiscal year.  Being actively involved in ORNANS provides you with the following opportunities:
  • Recognition for attendance at meetings and/or participation in ORNANS activities.
  • Financial assistance available for educational purposes if funding guidelines are met.  This financial assistance is available for CNA Certification, CAN Re-certification, Provincial, Atlantic and National Operating Room Conferences.
  • Celebration and promotion of Perioperative Nurses during Perioperative Nurses week held each November.
  • The opportunity to network with other Perioperative Nurses who share a common passion.
  • Active participation with CRNNS as a special interest group.
We hope you will consider becoming a member!
Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN)