Larry Asplin

The Scanlan International AORN Foundation Scholarship, which pays for all tuition and registration fees, is one of many generous scholarships awarded each year by AORN. The scholarship award is based on the criteria established through the AORN Scholarship Board, and is funded through the AORN foundation. These scholarships are awarded to any registered nurse (with 12 continuous months of active AORN membership) who would like to undertake a baccalaureate, master’s degree, or doctoral program in nursing or related fields.

Larry Asplin, RN, CNOR, RT is the winner of the 1996-1997  Scanlan International AORN Foundation Scholarship Award. This award will allow Larry to continue with classes at the University of Minnesota while working part-time in surgery at St. Cloud Hospital.


The AORN Scholarship from Scanlan was so very much appreciated, and most certainly helped me to achieve the goals (and more) that I set out to achieve! Once again, I want to personally thank Scanlan for providing me with funds to continue my education, and I look forward to stopping by the Scanlan booth while in Chicago during the AORN Congress!

  • Employed at St. Cloud Hospital since 1990 in Surgery.  Continued further advanced education with a BSN obtained with distinction in 1997, and a MSN obtained in 2000 – both from the University of Minnesota
  • Clinical Director of Surgery and Central Processing Department from 2005 to present
  • Appointed to Board of Directors/President of the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CNOR and CRNFA certifications) from 2006 to 2012
  • Appointed to AORN Foundation Board of Directors, 2014-2016
  • Alternate representative for AORN to the Joint Commission’s Hospital Professional and Technical Advisory Committee, 2014-2016

Personal Goal: Continued emphasis on the provision of safe patient care in the surgical environment throughout the United States