The UF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine celebrates Orthopaedic Nurses week with the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON). NAON is a nonprofit, volunteer-run organization that enhances 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 4,000 RNs, APRNs, LPNs, LVNs, student nurses and affiliate members from across the country and around the world who share an interest in musculoskeletal healthcare. The OSMI would like to thank all of our Orthopaedic Nurses and our care team for their dedication, service, and commitment to providing the highest level of care to the patients they serve.