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SUT 2600 Fundamentals of Perioperative Nursing

This course is designed to give the RN, RN new graduate, or RN student, who has no previous experience in the operating room, an opportunity to become specialized in the field of Perioperative Nursing. The course will include all fundamental technical skills and theory required to provide care to patients having surgical intervention during the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative periods. Upon completion, students will be prepared for an entry-level operating room staff nurse position. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Surgical Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE   Approval of Department 


  • Correlate knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and microbiology to the role of the perioperative nurse.
  • Demonstrates safety in all perioperative routines and during intraoperative emergencies.
  • Effectively communicate ethical, moral, and legal issues that relate to the patient and all perioperative team members.
  • Demonstrate theoretical knowledge and fundamental practices to the surgical patient during the pre, intra, and post operative periods using the nursing process.

Credit Hours: 4

Classroom Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 3