Membership in ASORN gives you access to professional networking and learning opportunities with a diverse and experienced group of ophthalmic team members.
Our members vary from nurses just out of school, to nurses with decades of experience, to ophthalmic technicians and administrators.
There's no review process to become a member! Simply fill out an online application. It's that easy!
You're a new member if you've never been a member of ASORN or haven't been a member for at least 3 years. Not sure? Contact email@example.com to see if you have an account.
You are a renewing member if you've been a member of ASORN sometime in the last 3 years. Not sure? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you have an account.
Benefits of ASORN membership
- FREE quarterly Webinars
- Member pricing on the following educational activities:
- Annual Meeting Registration fees
- Regional Meeting Registration fees
- Online continuing education through EyeCareCE - an ASORN partnered site
- ASORN Publications
- Certification Exam fees for Certified Registered Nurse in Ophthalmology (CRNO)
- Free subscription to INSIGHT: The Journal of ASORN - mailed quarterly
- Volunteer Opportunities - Get involved in ASORN leadership by joining a committee
- Electronic Monthly Newsletter EYE kNOW
- Contribute to the field of ophthalmology - ASORN members are called upon frequently by industry partners and medical groups to offer their knowledge and professional wisdom on special projects.
- Get Involved! Become a member and volunteer to work on an ASORN special project today.
"Most of the time I feel like a tiny speck in a huge world where no one speaks my language (ophthalmology language). Here I have camaraderie.
ASORN membership provides my continuing education resources and keeps me 'up' on all the new 'stuff'. You speak my language. But mostly ASORN provides a voice for this 'tiny speck'. I believe there is power in numbers. Too often ophthalmology is discounted - until we are needed. Compared to other healthcare specialties our numbers are small.
Often patients see CRNO on my badge and ask what it means. With pride and confidence I assure them that it means their eye nurse is educated, devoted, and by maintaining certification I keep current on issues relevant to their care. That would not be possible without ASORN."
- ASORN Member Juli Young, RN, CRNO
While in school, I've been impressed with the need for evidence-based nursing and getting information from 'those who know best' ...........
Before coming to the VA, I was the manager of SPD at my hospital and would certainly have appreciated having a copy of the ASORN's manual on taking care of eye instruments. After learning about TASS I decided to re-write our policy. ..........
Thank you so much for all you do, it's so important. I happily received all your encouragement and help today, it's been a great boost to my spirit.
-Ann, ASORN Member