Perioperative Nursing - 943

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Nurse in operating theatre with robotic imaging system
Overview

*Next Intake of New Students Winter 2019*

Courses Fall Winter Spring
Operating Room Nursing - Intro   X     X  
Anaesthesia, Assessment & Critical Care   X     X  
O.R. Laboratory Experience A   X     X  
Operating room Principles & Practices 1        X     X
Operating room Principles & Practices 2       X     X
OR Laboratory Experience B        X     X
OR Laboratory Experience C       X     X
R.N. Operating Room Clinical   X     X     X

Students are advised to register for the introductory course, HLTH 10223 (health clearances), Anesthesia and Lab A FIRST and then continue onto the next courses

This program, designed in accordance with the Standards of Practice of Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada, is intended to prepare Registered Nurses/Registered Practical Nurses to function effectively in the operating room. The need for specialized perioperative nursing education reflects the increasing complexity of operating room nursing knowledge, judgment and skills.


Offered in new blended format combining classroom delivery with online learning. Please see the Program of Studies for further details on course delivery. 

Preclinical / Clinical Information

Students preparing for Clinical Placement should visit our Preclinical / Clinical webpage and our Clinical FAQ for details and information on the process.

Program Contact
Continuing Education Health and Nursing
  • Proof of current RN/RPN registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario.

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2017/18 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Health and Nursing 

Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course.

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A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

 

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: This course will introduce the student to perioperative nursing management as the Circulating Nurse for patients undergoing anaesthesia in the Operating Room. Collaborating roles of the Perioperative Nurse and the Anaesthetist will be included throughout the lessons.
Credits: 3
Course description: Students are introduced to perioperative nursing principals and practices of aseptic technique, basic microbiology, sterilization, instrumentation and patient safety.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: HLTH10223
Course description:
Prerequisites: HLTH10223
Course description: This program allows the student to learn the sequence of surgical intervention care during the preoperative, intraoperative, and immediate postoperative periods and the operating room principles, procedures and practice for general surgery, gynaecological surgery and genitor-urinary surgery.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: NRSG10058 and HSCINSC87
Course description:
Prerequisites: NRSG10032
Course description: The student will continue to practice skills for the scrub nurse and circulating nurse role in an operating room environment.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: HSCI10156 and HLTH10223
Course description: Continue to practice skills for the scrub nurse and circuating nurse role in a minimal invasive surgery environment. class at St. Joseph's Hospital.
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: HSCI10158 and HLTH10223
Course description: Clinical experience will provide the opportunity to apply perioperative nursing theory and laboratory experience in a full-time preceptored experience in an Operating Room Suite in a variety of surgical services.
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: HSCI10184 and HLTH10223

Courses

NRSG 10058 - Operating Room Nursing Introductory

Hours
48
Online

Introduces perioperative nursing principles and practices of aseptic technique, basic microbiology, sterilization, instrumentation and patient safety.

HSCI NSC87- Anaesthesia, Assessment & Critical Care

Hours
42
Online

Focus on the perioperative nursing management of anesthesia assessment and critical care for the circulating role.

HSCI 10156- O.R. Laboratory Experience A

Hours
45
Fieldwork/clinical

Practice skills for the scrub and circulating nurse roles in an operating room environment. Consists of lab and online. Please see the continuing education catalogue for availability and hospital locations.

You MUST register for HLTH 10223 to complete required health clearances prior to registration. Please see our Clinical FAQ for information on Clinical and Lab Experience Courses.

NRSG 10032 - Operating Room Principles and Practices 1 Theory

Hours
38
Online

Focus on surgical terminology, related anatomy and specialty equipment for General Surgery, Minimal invasive surgery, Obstetrics/Gynaecology and Genitourinary.

Prerequisite: NRSG 10058.

NRSG 10033- Operating Room Principles and Practices 2 Theory

Hours
40
Online

Focus on surgical terminology, specialty equipment and related anatomy for the surgical specialties: Ortho, Neuro, Plastics, Ophth, ENT, Thoracic, vascular & Cardiac.

Prerequisite: NRSG 10032.

HSCI 10158- O.R. Laboratory Experience B

Hours
40
Fieldwork/clinical

In an operating room environment, continue to practice skills for scrub and circulating nurse roles.

Please see the continuing education catalogue for availability and hospital locations.

You MUST register for HLTH 10223 to complete required health clearances prior to registration. Please see our Clinical FAQ for information on Clinical and Lab Experience Courses.

HSCI 10184- O.R. Laboratory Experience C

Hours
12
Fieldwork/clinical

Continue to practice skills for the scrub nurse and circulating nurse role in a minimal invasive surgery environment.

Please see the continuing education catalogue for availability and hospital locations.

You MUST register for HLTH 10223 to complete required health clearances prior to registration. Please see our Clinical FAQ for information on Clinical and Lab Experience Courses.

CLIN 10060- R.N. Operating Room Clinical

Hours
150
Fieldwork/clinical

**OR ROOM CLINICAL WILL BE UNAVAILABLE UNTIL WINTER SEMESTER 2019**

Apply perioperative nursing theory and skills in this 150 hour full-time preceptored Operating Room Suite. All theory and lab courses must be taken prior to placement.

You MUST register for HLTH 10223 to complete required health clearances prior to registration. Please see our Clinical FAQ for information on Clinical and Lab Experience Courses.

Questions about CE at Mohawk College? Please see our FAQ.