Learn the skills you need to successfully support and treat patients before, during and after surgery.
The intraoperative time period (before, during and after surgery) brings with it unique challenges and risks for the patient. Successful patient outcomes depend upon a medical staff that is specifically trained to handle these challenges and risks.
This two-semester program is designed to provide registered nurses with the skills needed to provide comprehensive care to patients during the intraoperative period. Students will learn the theoretical concepts, principles and skills of perioperative nursing based on the standards and recommended practices established by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN).
* Based on the academic year 2019-2020. Cost per credit and total cost subject to inflation.
Perioperative nurses (also called surgical nurses or operating room 9OR) nurses), play a critical role in ensuring positive outcomes in patients who must undergo surgery. In addition to performing a number of important duties in the operating room, they carry out a number of essential tasks both pre- and post-op, including:
Earning your certificate in perioperative nursing will prepare you for these duties and more, and set you up for a career where you can be sure you are having a real, meaningful impact on the lives of those you serve.
This blended program located at our Weston Campus with use of the labs at the Milford Regional Medical Center is comprised of 42 hours of classroom and online modules, 10 hours of skills lab, and 240 hours of mentored clinical experience, for a total of 6 credits. It will also include one-year of standard membership in AORN.
Classes will be held at Regis's Weston campus.
Lab will be held at Milford Regional Medical Center, Milford.
Held at various locations (TBD)
At the completion of this program, you will be able to:
In addition to traditional, in-person classroom education, students enrolled in the certificate in perioperative nursing will have access to a number of educational tools and resources designed to aid in the successful completion of the program, including:
In order to be admitted to one of Regis College's nursing certificate programs, applicants must meet the following application requirements: