Become part of the surgical team as an operating room nurse! This comprehensive course has been designed to provide Registered Nurses a thorough introduction to perioperative nursing. AORN's Periop 101: A Core Curriculum online program is combined with lab experience in a simulated operating room and a clinical practicum to give nurses a well-rounded training experience. Discover the skills in patient assessment, critical thinking, and decision-making needed for the nurse to provide safe care for the surgical patient. Upon completion, nurses will receive a Certificate of Completion for 40 nursing contact hours for the AORN didactic portion of the program, and earn 104 contact hours of continuing education from Anoka Technical College.
Dates: October 29, 2020 - March 11, 2021
Classroom: October 29 - December 17 Thursdays, 4:00 – 9:00 pm
(No class November 26)
Clinical*: January 4 - February 26 One 8-hour day shift per week
*Clinical availability will depend on COVID-19; internships will be scheduled if hospitals
are allowing students, but we cannot guarantee an internship.
Final Review: March 4 Thursday, 4:00 - 9:00 pm
Final Exam: March 11 Thursday, 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Requirements: Registered Nurse with current license, Basic computer skills, internet access, vaccination records, BLS certification, and background study.
Course Texts: Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery, 16th Ed. by Rothrock and AORN's current Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices
Bring to Class:
Course texts: Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery, 16th Ed. by Rothrock and AORN's current Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices
Bring to Class: Vaccination records, BLS certification
Anoka Technical College
1355 W Highway 10
Anoka, MN 55303
Cancelation / Reschedule Policy:
To cancel or reschedule, you must notify us 7 days before your scheduled class start date. No refund will be issued after that point for any reason.
No refund will be issued if you miss your scheduled class dates.
Call 763-433-1200 OR email PWT-ARCC@anokaramsey.edu
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