implement practice changes based on evidence-based practice, professional development and research in the care of the orthopaedic patient.
impact patient outcomes through adoption of best practices and innovation
contribute to a professional enviroment that encourages collegiality and networking among participants associated with advancement in orthopaedic nursing education, practice, and research.
What is The Joint Connection?
The Joint Connection is a new concept in comparison to the traditional exhibit hall. NAON has decided to immerse our attendees in a place where they can network, interact, learn, and meet new attendees and vendors. The Joint Connection is designed to accommodate all our attendee’s needs within one place.
The National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) is a nonprofit, volunteer-run organization that exists to enhance the lives and careers of orthopaedic nurses. Formed in 1980, NAON was designed to promote the highest standards of nursing practice by educating its practitioners, promoting research and encouraging effective communication between orthopaedic nurses and other groups with similar interests. NAON membership consists of more than 6,000 RNs, LPNs, LVNs, student nurses and associate members from across the country and around the world who share an interest in musculoskeletal healthcare.