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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, Concurrent:


Additional costs: Text(s) and print materials
CRNStart and End DatesFeeLocation
CRN: 201509-229October 19, 2015 - November 13, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: September 21, 2015
$335.00Online
CRN: 201509-230December 21, 2015 - January 22, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: November 23, 2015
$335.00Online
CRN: 201509-228March 14, 2016 - April 8, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: February 17, 2016
$335.00Online
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


Additional costs: Text(s) and print materials
CRNStart and End DatesFeeLocation
CRN: 201509-232November 16, 2015 - December 18, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: October 16, 2015
$500.00Online
CRN: 201509-233January 25, 2016 - February 26, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: December 23, 2015
$500.00Online
CRN: 201509-231April 11, 2016 - May 13, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: March 11, 2016
$500.00Online
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, call 1-866-gosiast

Prerequisites: Surgical Environment (Concurrent), (concurrent)


Additional costs: Text(s) and materials
CRNStart and End DatesFeeLocation
CRN: 201509-250August 24, 2015 - October 16, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: July 24, 2015
$650.00Online
CRN: 201509-251October 26, 2015 - December 18, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: September 28, 2015
$650.00Online
CRN: 201509-249January 18, 2016 - March 11, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: December 18, 2015
$650.00Online
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


Additional costs: Text(s) and materials
CRNStart and End DatesFeeLocation
CRN: 201509-235August 17, 2015 - October 16, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: July 17, 2015
$680.00Online
CRN: 201509-236October 19, 2015 - December 18, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: September 21, 2015
$680.00Online
CRN: 201509-234January 11, 2016 - March 11, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: December 11, 2015
$680.00Online
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, Perioperative Nursing Process/LPN, Surgical Environment


Additional costs: Text(s) and materials
CRNStart and End DatesFeeLocation
CRN: 201509-241October 19, 2015 - November 27, 2015
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: September 21, 2015
$605.00Online
CRN: 201509-242December 21, 2015 - February 5, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: November 23, 2015
$605.00Online
CRN: 201509-240March 14, 2016 - April 29, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: February 17, 2016
$605.00Online
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 (Concurrent), Perioperative Nurse/Anesthesia/LPN (Concurrent), Perioperative Nurse/Anesthesia/RN (Concurrent), (either obtained or taken concurrently)


Additional costs: Text(s) and materials
CRNStart and End DatesFeeLocation
CRN: 201509-248November 30, 2015 - January 8, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: October 30, 2015
$710.00Online
CRN: 201509-247February 8, 2016 - March 24, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 8, 2016
$710.00Online
CRN: 201509-246May 2, 2016 - June 10, 2016
Registration opens July 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 4, 2016
$710.00Online

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