Operating Room - RPN courses have been revised to reflect the current Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) Standards, Guidelines, and Position Statements for Perioperative Registered Nurses. The Operating Room - RPN certificate program will include three theory and lab based courses over a total of 6 weeks followed by a clinical placement of 6 additional weeks. As this is a competitive program, please note that an application process will be required (see details below).
The Operating Room Nursing certificate program is designed for registered practical nurses (RPNs) seeking to advance their practice in perioperative nursing. This certificate is based on the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) competencies for perioperative nurses, current research, and adheres to the current Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) Standards, Guidelines, and Position Statements for Perioperative Registered Nurses. Completion of the certificate includes a clinical placement where scrub skills are demonstrated at the novice level.
Registration in this program is restricted to CNO registered practical nurses with Acute Care work experience or prior operating room nurse work experience (international). All applicants must also provide a letter of recommendation from an employer along with their updated resume. Successful candidates will be offered admission into the program through the program advisor.
The entire program, including the clinical placement can be completed in 14 weeks.
The total cost is approximately $2,222.00 and includes the following:
As this is a highly competitive program, students in the Operating Room RPN certificate are expected to complete all 3 courses within one semester. If a student is unable to continue in the program, 25% of the total program fees will be withheld. Students who are requesting a refund based on exceptional circumstances will need to apply in writing and provide supporting documentation for review.
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|OPER 511: Operating Room Foundations|
|OPER 512: Operating Room Surgical Procedures|
|OPER 513: Operating Room Laparoscopic Procedures|
|OPER 515: Operating Room RPN - Clinical Component|