This advanced certificate is designed for the registered nurse who has had no previous experience in the Operating Room. At the completion of this course, it is expected that the nurse will be able to practice independently at the beginning level in a perioperative position. Course content includes knowledge and skills required to provide care to patients having surgical intervention during the peroperative, intraoperative and postoperative period. Emphasis will be placed on performing those functions directly related to scrubbing and circulating for selected surgical procedures.
*If applicable, any documents related to this program of study can be found listed under the Documents section on this web page.
*We strongly encourage you to contact the Pensacola State Nursing Department for assistance in planning your program of study.