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Registered Nurse - Operating Room Perioperative Nursing (Postgraduate) Online Program (S424)

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Decision-making made easy! This tool gives you a breakdown of individual programs offered at George Brown College and how they differ from other programs you’re interested in. Use this tool to select up to 10 programs to compare, helping you make the right choice for the career you want.
Instructions:

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2. Search for one of the programs you’re interested in (either alphabetically, by interest or by job)

3. Click on the title of the program in the menu

4. Click Add to Comparison

5. Continue searching for programs using steps 2-4

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PROGRAM
Registered Nurse - Operating Room Perioperative Nursing
CODE
S424
SCHOOL
Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing
LOCATION
Waterfront / Online Learning Environment
DURATION
16 weeks (1 semester)
STARTING MONTH
September, January
CERTIFICATION
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
YEAR OF STUDY
2015-2016
METHOD OF STUDY
FT
Registered Nurse - Operating Room Perioperative Nursing is an online postgraduate certificate that prepares the Registered Nurse to work as an operating room nurse. Theory and clinical practice are done at the same time with much of the classroom work done online.

Full Program Descriptions

Description  

Registered Nurse - Operating Room Perioperative Nursing is an online postgraduate certificate that prepares the Registered Nurse to function as a competent team member in the perioperative operating room.

The theory and clinical practice components are done concurrently during this 16-week program with much of the classroom work done online.

This program is organized in two phases.

Phase I consists of 16 weeks of 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
  • clinical lab skills hours completed at George Brown College (if applicable)

Phase II includes:

  • 320 hours of clinical exposure which must be done for 12 weeks at a minimum of three days per week.
  • Clinical placement is done concurrently with the theory course (Test 1 must be passed in order to enter the Phase II Clinical.)
  • Clinical lab skills are preceptored at the clinical hospital if applicable, or students attend the college for clinical lab skills.
  • Students are exposed to several services such as:
    • General Surgery
    • Urology
    • Gynecology
    • Plastics
    • ENT
    • Orthopedics

Weekly discussions and assignments are posted through the college Blackboard.

A reflective clinical essay is required at the end of the course. Clinical experiences are scheduled in the hospital operating room in which the student is working.



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).

View Program Descriptions by program.

Source: Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) website



Course Outline

Required Courses 

Code Course Name
NURS4060 Operating Room Nursing – Theory and Labs
NURS4061 Operating Room Nursing – Practicum

Note: Due to ongoing program improvements, courses are subject to change without notice.

DELIVERY OF PROGRAM

NURS4060 will run for 16 weeks online in September and January.

NURS4061 will include 320 hours of clinical practice and will start once the student has completed the first exam. The practicum will take place in an appropriate hospital operating room. The practicum may start earlier, depending on hospital availability and the completion of the first test.

Detailed course outlines

General Education Electives



Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

Graduates are prepared to work in an operating room, including all services (e.g. General Surgery, Gynaecology, Urology, ENT, orthopaedics, Plastics, Ophthalmology).

Future Study Options 

Students who complete the Post-R.N. certificate program are eligible to submit the Course Curriculum Outline from the year the program was taken. Students may apply for a transfer credit toward the Post-R.N., B.Sc.N. program at Ryerson University.

For further information, see www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide.



Tuition and Fees

Tuition 

$2,177.00 *

Additional Cost 

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for one semesterof the program starting in fall 2014. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2015 and at later dates

Financial Assistance 

Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for tuition reimbursement through an Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care initiative implemented through the RNAO.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

  • RN, Certificate of Competence, College of Nurses of Ontario without practice restrictions
  • BCLS (Heart and Stroke Foundation), HCP Level
  • lnterview - All applicants are interviewed by telephone or in person.
  • Resumé
  • Preferably some Registered Nurse experience in clinical practice in an operating room or a new hire to an operating room

If taking this course as a non-sponsored student (independent student), students must meet all the mandatory pre-placement health requirements for this program.

Course Exemptions

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.



Special Requirements  

Pre-placement Health Form

  • Upon confirmation of acceptance into this program, students must meet all the mandatory pre-placement health requirements for the program. It may take up to four months to complete all the requirements.
  • All costs, service fees and fines associated with the overall health requirements are the responsibility of the student.
  • For further details and to download the mandatory pre-placement health form, go to the Pre-placement website at georgebrown.ca/preplacement
  • Students must submit proof of a satisfactory medical examination before entering field placement. Students who are unable to provide a clear medical examination result to the college will not be able to start their field placement and therefore will be unable to complete the program.

Police Vulnerable Sector Check

  • In compliance with the requirements of our placement partners, all students in this program are required to have a police vulnerable sector check completed, and this check must be renewed annually before entering into field or clinical placement.
  • The police vulnerable sector check process typically takes two to three months, but under some circumstances can take four to eight months. This is required to protect the clientele of our placement partner agencies, who are considered “vulnerable persons” under the law.
  • Students are responsible for ensuring that the police vulnerable sector check covers appropriateness for “individuals being employed and/or volunteering who will be working with vulnerable person(s).”
  • Students are required to keep the original copy of their police vulnerable sector check.
  • Students who are unable to provide a “clear” police vulnerable sector check may not be able to start their field or clinical placement and therefore may be unable to complete the program. Students who are not eligible to attend their practice placement due to a “not clear” status will jeopardize their progress in the program.
  • Failure to meet the requirements for field placement will prevent students from completing the program and/or securing employment.
  • The fees for the police record check vary and must be paid by the student. For more information, please visit the Pre-placement website at georgebrown.ca/preplacement


How Do I Apply to the Program  

* Please note: 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: csimpkin@georgebrown.ca, for more details before applying.


Apply To  

Ontario Colleges

Contact Us

Contact Us  

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, Program Co-ordinator at 416-415-5000, ext. 2349 or email csimpkin@georgebrown.ca for more details before applying.

For more information about the college, you may also call the George Brown College Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.



George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.