Registered Nurse - Operating Room Perioperative nursing is a one-semester program that prepares the Registered Nurse to function as a competent team member in the perioperative operating room.
It offers unique clinical experience on a full-time basis.
The program is organized in two phases:
Phase I consists of 6 weeks (180 hours) of in-class and online theory delivery, including:
- current ORNAC standards, principles and application
- surgical anatomy
- intensive study of surgical interventions and surgical technologies, including indications and complications
- role of the circulating nurse
- role of the scrub nurse
- 60 lab skills hours
Phase II consists of an 8-to-10-week clinical placement. Theory and Labs must be passed in order to enter the Phase II Clinical
Students in this phase are exposed to several services such as:
- General Surgery
Discussions and three reflective essay assignments are required. Collaborate clinical meetings are held on alternating weeks
Clinical experiences are scheduled at Greater Toronto Area hospitals, as well as outside the GTA if applicable.
Due to the limited number of clinical placements available, this program has a limited number of seats open to applicants lacking specific clinical experience. Please contact Cheryl Simpkin at 416-415-5000, ext. 2349 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details before applying.
Program Standards and Learning Outcomes
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has established Program Descriptions for college programs of instruction which do not operate under a specific provincial Program Standard. The Program Description typically describes the program purpose (a brief description of the program, potential employment opportunities and general admission requirements) and program goals (similar to program-level learning outcomes, which guide the curriculum).
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Source: Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) website