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Perioperative Nursing ORN.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 4 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Surgical Technology
Effective as of Fall 2019

What is the program about?

This is an advanced certificate program designed to provide Registered Nurses (RN’s), graduate nurses, and nursing students, an introduction to and experiential learning opportunities in perioperative nursing. Students will be exposed to the knowledge and skills required to provide safe, patient-centered 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. Graduates are also eligible to join the Association of PeriOperative Nurses (AORN), and, following two years of operating room experience, may sit for the CNOR exam, an accredited credentialing exam for perioperative registered nurses.

Program Outcomes

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

Career Opportunities

Upon completion, students will be prepared for an entry-level operating room staff nurse position. Graduates are also eligible to join the Association of PeriOperative Nurses (AORN), and, following two years of operating room experience, may sit for the CNOR exam, an accredited credentialing exam for perioperative registered nurses.

Prerequisites

  • Approval of Department

Credentials

Upon completion, graduates are eligible to join the Association of PeriOperative Nurses, (AORN) and, following two years of operating room experience, may sit for the CNOR exam, an accredited credentialing program for perioperative registered nurses.

Curriculum

Course Title Credits
SUT 2600 Fundamentals of Perioperative Nursing 4
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Program Accreditation Information

Upon completion, students will receive a Short-Term Certificate which indicates they are prepared for an entry-level operating room staff nurse position. Graduates are also eligible to join the Association of PeriOperative Nurses (AORN), and, following two years of operating room experience, may sit for the CNOR exam, an accredited credentialing exam for Perioperative Registered Nurses.

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.