Northwestern Polytechnic - Graduate Programs

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Perioperative Nursing - Post-RN Certificate Program

Northwestern Polytechnic - Graduate Programs

Degree:Post-diploma; University Transfer
Field of Study:Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing
Length:4 Year(s)


Registered nursing programs may only provide students with minimal exposure to specialty areas and, as a result, fewer nurses are considering perioperative nursing as a career choice. The Grande Prairie Regional College Perioperative Nursing Certificate program has been developed to fill this educational need by utilizing the current Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) recommended core curriculum: Perioperative Programs for Registered Nurses.

This program includes theory content from nursing, sciences and the humanities. The focus is on individualized, patient-centered care. Using the principles of adult learning, the program is delivered by using on line strategies and interactive discussions. Clinical assignments are designed to provide the learner with opportunities to apply perioperative registered nursing theory to practice.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants must be registered nurses. Please consult with the school for further details.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on June 03, 2009