This course is designed to introduce the learner to perioperative nursing concepts, principles, and skills associated with caring for perioperative patients. Participants will explore the operating room nurse's role and responsibilities as a scrub nurse and as a circulating nurse. Course content is based on the standards and recommended practices established by the Association of Operating Nurses (AORN), and topics will include the operating room environment, aseptic technique, positioning, ethical/legal considerations, anesthesia, infection control, and professionalism. The curriculum content is generic and applicable to perioperative nursing in any facility or location. The final outcome of the course is to prepare future practitioners to meet the needs of surgical patients and the growing demand for perioperative nurses.