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Perioperative Nursing/LPN

Perioperative Nursing/LPN is an advanced certificate program that provides licensed practical nurses with the specialized knowledge and skill development needed to work in an operating room, ambulatory surgery centre, free standing clinic or other perioperative settings. You will receive training in applying the nursing process to perioperative nursing, the principles and practice of aseptic technique, basic technical skills for surgical procedures, legal and ethical issues and interpersonal aspects of perioperative nursing.

This program’s theory courses are available online through distance and/or part-time continuing education. For complete program information, check the program page.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR candidate guide (pdf) or the transfer credit page.


You will describe your support in caring for the surgical client during induction and emergence from anesthesia, including emergency procedure protocols.

Prerequisites: Perioperative Nursing Process/LPN (NURS 250)


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You will focus on the nursing actions to be performed by the scrub and circulating nurse during surgical procedures, and the specialized care requirements of pediatric, geriatric and morbidly obese patients.

Prerequisites: Anatomy Review (ANAT 266), Perioperative Nurse/Anesthesia/LPN (NURS 214) (Concurrent), Perioperative Nurse/Anesthesia/RN (NURS 247) (Concurrent)


This course currently has no offerings.

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