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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 briefly review human anatomy and anatomical terminology in the context of perioperative nursing.

Prerequisites: Surgical Equipment (NURS 246), Concurrent:


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Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
March 14, 2016 - April 8, 2016
Registration deadline: February 17, 2016
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$336.50OnlineCRN: 201509-228
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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Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
April 11, 2016 - May 13, 2016
Registration deadline: March 11, 2016
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$503.00OnlineCRN: 201509-231
You will review communication skills and apply the nursing process to the perioperative period. You will identify nursing roles and scope of practice in the perioperative setting, patient safety issues and ethical, legal and moral obligations. You will also explore concepts basic to ambulatory surgery.

Register through Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina campus.

Prerequisites: Surgical Environment (NURS 244) (Concurrent), (concurrent)


This course currently has no offerings.

You will be introduced to the principles of asepsis, sterilization, disinfection and infection prevention through the implementation of perioperative nursing care standards. You will learn basic technical skills necessary to prepare yourself and the patient for a surgical procedure.

Prerequisites: RN/LPN


This course currently has no offerings.

You will learn how to identify, arrange, use and care for surgical instruments and accessory surgical equipment. You will learn to safely prepare and handle supplies for surgical wound closure, perform a surgical count and manage surgical specimens.

Prerequisites: Perioperative Nursing Process/RN (NURS 245), Perioperative Nursing Process/LPN (NURS 250), Surgical Environment (NURS 244)


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Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
March 14, 2016 - April 29, 2016
Registration deadline: February 17, 2016
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$608.00OnlineCRN: 201509-240
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) (Concurrent), Perioperative Nurse/Anesthesia/LPN (NURS 214) (Concurrent), Perioperative Nurse/Anesthesia/RN (NURS 247) (Concurrent), (either obtained or taken concurrently)


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Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
May 2, 2016 - June 10, 2016
Registration deadline: April 4, 2016
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$716.00OnlineCRN: 201509-246
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