About NAON

Chapters and Affiliates

Get involved with NAON on a deeper level by joining your local Chapter or Affiliate.


The purpose of a Chapter is to further the objectives of NAON by a local organization of NAON members. Chapters hold annual elections where a Board of Directors is voted upon to lead the chapter throughout the next term.

Helpful Documents for Chapters:


An affiliate is a group of active NAON members who want to get involved with NAON but do not choose to form an official chapter. The group may meet to discuss nursing orthopaedics in a social setting and have a desire to stay connected with other orthopaedic nursing professionals. Affiliates operate as separate and independent from NAON and are not responsible for electing a governing body, collecting monetary funds or complying with IRS tax-exempt organization guidelines.

Helpful Documents for Affiliates:

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