Pfiedler Enterprises and AORN Join Educational Forces


Our journey in continuing medical and nursing education began over thirty years ago. The 2015 acquisition of Pfiedler Enterprises by AORN (Association of periOperative Registered Nurses) furthers our commitment to providing educational resources that are easily accessible to nurses and other perioperative professionals. Pfiedler Enterprises is now a wholly owned subsidiary of AORN. This exciting acquisition ties into our mission of providing lifelong learning for healthcare professionals. We look forward to joining forces with the leader in perioperative nursing education, standards, and clinical practice resources.

AORN is a non-profit membership association also based in Denver, Colorado that represents the interests of more than 160,000 perioperative nurses. Their 41,000 registered nurse members manage, teach, and practice perioperative nursing, are enrolled in nursing education, or are engaged in perioperative research. AORN defines and advances best nursing practices for surgical patients by researching and distributing scientifically based guidelines. Together, we look forward to promoting patient safety and improving nursing education worldwide.

"We are excited about the opportunity to join forces with AORN. It's a natural fit and now healthcare professionals will be better served by a broader product portfolio" said Judith I. Pfister, RN, BSN, MBA, Principal, Pfiedler Enterprises.

"This acquisition will position us to create more content and become more efficient in the delivery of education resources to support safe patient care." said AORN's Executive Director/CEO Linda Groah, MSN,RN,CNOR, NEA-BC FAAN.

Visit AORN's website to learn more about their mission to promote safety and optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures by providing practice support and professional development opportunities to perioperative nurses.