About the Program:
This Perioperative 101 program is a non-credit training program that can prepare Registered Nurses who want to specialize and become Operating Room Nurses, leaving you with a certificate from the Association of periOperative Registered Nurse (AORN). A certification in perioperative nursing gives professional nurses the necessary experience and knowledge to succeed in this practice area.
The program combines a standardized, evidence-based online instruction developed by the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) with hands-on skill labs taught by Aims community College and a clinical practicum lead by experienced perioperative nurses at a local health care partner such as UC Health or Banner. The program is delivered in a hybrid format, combining in-class and online learning activities. The students will gain hands-on practice in the lab setting to learn the activities of the operating room circulator and scrub nurse.
New graduate nurses seeking a career in perioperative nursing
Novice perioperative nurses
Experiences nurses switching specialties
Nurses returning to work after an extended absence
Experiences nurses without formal, didactic education seeking to improve their perioperative skills
Degreed Registered Nurses are able to attend this specialized training.