Perioperative Nursing - 943
The next intake of new students for this program is Fall 2019, registration opens August 1st. Reference the Course Schedule tab to the left for further details.
Learn to function effectively as a perioperative nurse!
Operating rooms are becoming more complex, making specialized perioperative nursing education increasingly more important. Gain the knowledge and skills needed to perform successfully in the operating room.
Combining theory and hands-on clinical and lab experience, this Graduate Certificate will help you learn the guiding principals and practices of working in the operating room, including aseptic techniques, sterilization, surgical intervention and more.
You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admission & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.
If you have any questions about this program, please do not hesitate to reach out to us!
Preclinical / Clinical Information
Admission & Registration
- 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.
Program of Studies
The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2018/19 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.
Visit the Mohawk College Bookstore Textbook Search (opens in new window) for information on textbooks.
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.
|Register||Course number||Course title||Course Hours|
|Register||HSCINSC87||Anaesthesia, Assessment & Critical Care||42.00|
|Register||NRSG10058||Operating Room Nursing-Introductory||48.00|
|Register||HSCI10156||O.R. Laboratory Experience A||45.00|
|N/A||NRSG10032||Operating Room Principles and Practices 1 Theory||38.00|
|N/A||NRSG10033||Operating Room Principles and Practices 2 Theory||40.00|
|N/A||HSCI10158||OR Laboratory Experience B||40.00|
|N/A||HSCI10184||Operating Room Lab Experience C||12.00|
|Register||CLIN10060||R.N. Operating Room Clinical||150.00|
Recommended course progression:
Although this course structure is not mandatory, it is highly recommended. After reviewing, don't hesitate to contact us at cehealth [at] mohawkcollege.ca for further information.
- HLTH 10223 - Preplacement/Clinical Service*
- NRSG 10058 - Operating Room Nursing - Introductory
- HSCI NSC87 - Anaesthesia, Assessment & Critical Care
- NSCI 10156 - OR Laboratory Experience A
- NRSG 10032 - Operating Room Principles and Practices 1 Theory (accelerated CRN)**
- NRSG 10033 - Operating Room Principles and Practices 2 Theory (accelerated CRN)**
- HSCI 10158 - OR Laboratory Experience B
- HSCI 10184 - OR Laboratory Experience C
- CLIN 10060 - RN Operating Room Clinical
- CLIN 10091 - RPN Operating Room Clinical
*The Preplacement/Clinical Service course is required to participate in any labs or clinical experiences outside of Mohawk College. Labs A, B and C are all offsite at surrounding hospitals. Once you have completed HLTH10223, your clearance is valid for one year.
**While accelerated CRNs are offered that allow students to take both courses in the same semester, many students choose to take NRSG10032 and NRSG10033 in separate semesters. These two courses have a lot of content and continuously prove to be the most difficult courses in the program with multiple assignments and tests. You are more than welcome to separate these courses, but please be aware that it will prolong your studies.
Please find the recommended program progression is listed below as well - there are two intakes per year for this program, Fall (September) and Winter (January).
|Course Code||Course Name||Fall
(Sep to Dec)
(Jan to Apr)
(May to Aug)
|NRSG 10058||Operating Room Nursing - Introductory||eLearn||eLearn|
|HSCI NSC87||Anaesthesia, Assessment & Critical Care||eLearn||eLearn||
|HSCI 10156||OR Laboratory Experience A||Fieldwork||Fieldwork|
|NRSG 10032||Operating Room Principles and Practices 1 Theory||eLearn||eLearn|
|NRSG 10033||Operating Room Principles and Practices 2 Theory||eLearn||eLearn|
|HSCI 10158||OR Laboratory Experience B||Fieldwork||Fieldwork|
|HSCI 10184||OR Laboratory Experience C||Fieldwork||
|CLIN 10060||R.N. Operating Room Clinical||Fieldwork||Fieldwork||Fieldwork|
|CLIN 10091||RPN Operating Room Clinical||Fieldwork||Fieldwork||Fieldwork|
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