The ORNAC Journal is the official peer-reviewed publication of the Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC). Published quarterly by Clockwork Communications, the ORNAC Journal promotes professional perioperative nursing practice and provides its membership with relevant, practice-based information to apply in today's OR environment. All clinical articles are subjected to a double blind peer-review process conducted by members of an independent rotating review panel.

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For more information about the journal, to propose an article topic, or to order a back issue in print format, please contact Deborah McNamara, Journal Editor.

Current Issue: September 2017

2017 09 Sep Cover

Featured Article

Highlights from the 25th ORNAC National Conference


  • ORNAC Network


Highlights from the 25th ORNAC National Conference, including: 

  • Opening Ceremonies
  • ORNAC Awards
  • Perioperative Nurses Week Contest Winner

And announcing the 26th ORNAC National Conference to be held April 26-30, 2019 in Halifax, Nova Scotia!


All ORNAC Members and Associates receive a complimentary subscription to the Journal.  Subscriptions will begin from the time your membership dues are received for the current year, so make sure to renew early to receive every issue!  Non-members, or those members wishing to purchase additional subscriptions, can do so by following the link below:

Subscription Form

ORNAC Journal Vision

The ORNAC Journal is Canada’s leading publication which engages, empowers and supports Perioperative Practitioners.

ORNAC Journal Mission

The ORNAC Journal is the best source of information and news relevant to Perioperative Practitioners dedicated to:

  1. Connecting Perioperative Practitioners
  2. Enhancing professional growth
  3. Promoting perioperative professional practice.

ORNAC Journal connects Canada’s Perioperative Practitioners and is the best source of information and news that is relevant to their practice.

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