Become a member of ACORN

There are three categories of membership of the College.

  1. Full membership (Australian perioperative nurses)
  2. Affiliate membership (including overseas perioperative nurses)
  3. Corporate partnership (our corporate partners)

Full membership (Australian perioperative nurses)

ACORN represents the professional interests of all nurses working in a range of roles in perioperative settings in Australia. These roles include:

  • Anaesthetic nurses
  • Instrument nurses
  • Circulating nurses
  • Post Anaesthesia Care Unit (PACU) nurses
  • Preadmission clinic nurses
  • Day of Surgery Admission nurses
  • Day surgery nurses
  • Acute pain nurses
  • Perioperative Nurse Surgeon Assistants
  • Perioperative educators
  • Perioperative researchers.

To become a member of ACORN, join the perioperative nurses association in your state or territory.
Download application forms from the organisations listed below.

New South Wales Operating Theatre Association Inc. (NSW OTA)
Northern Territory Perioperative Nurses (NTPNA)
ACORN Queensland
(formerly PNAQ - Perioperative Nurses Association of Queensland Inc)
South Australian Perioperative Nurses Association Inc. (SAPNA)
ACORN Tasmania
(formerly TORN – Tasmanian Operating Room Nurses)
Victorian Perioperative Nurses Group (VPNG)
ACORN Western Australia
(formerly ORNA WA – Operating Room Nurses Association Western Australia )


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