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Short-term Technical Certificate - 1 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Surgical Technology
Effective as of Summer 2020

What is the program about?

This advanced short-term certificate is designed to provide Registered Nurses, who specialize in Perioperative Nursing, the opportunity to learn the technical skills required to perform in the role of the Scrub during surgical intervention. Students will be exposed to the knowledge and skills required to provide assistance to the surgeon performing surgical intervention during the intraoperative period.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate safety in the role of the RN Scrub in regards to patient care, handling of surgical instruments, equipment, and supplies, and intraoperative emergencies.
  • Incorporates knowledge of human anatomy and physiology as it relates to surgical interventions.
  • Demonstrate theoretical knowledge and practical proficiency in surgical aseptic technique in the role of the RN Scrub.

Career Opportunities

RN graduates of this short term certificate will be able to increase their role versatility in any facility in which surgical intervention takes place. Many students will already be employed in a surgical facility and completion will allow them to perform in the role of the Circulator or Scrub.


  • Approval of Department


Assists in attainment of CNOR (Certified Nurse, Operating Room)


Course Title Credits
SUT 2500 RN Scrub 1
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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.