This advanced certificate is designed for the registered nurse who has no previous experience in the Operating Room. At the completion of this course, it is expected that the nurse will be able to practice independently at the beginning level in a perioperative position. Course content includes the knowledge and skills required to provide care to patients having surgical intervention during the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative periods. Emphasis will be placed on performing those functions directly related to scrubbing and circulating for selected surgical procedures.


Medical and Health Services Manager

Plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.

Nurse Practitioner

Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May focus on health promotion and disease prevention.

Nurse Midwife

Diagnose and coordinate all aspects of the birthing process, either independently or as part of a healthcare team. May provide well-woman gynecological care.

Critical Care Nurse

Provide advanced nursing care for patients in critical or coronary care units.

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