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OR Training Program South Nassau Communities Hospital

OR Training Program

South Nassau Communities Hospital's AORN Endorsed Perioperative Nursing Course 101   

This program is designed to provide basic didactic periopertative education that will give the novice OR nurse the rationale and theory needed to provide safe patient care.  It is intended to be used in conjunction with a clinical preceptorship.

The Periop 101 program consists of 25 scripted modules and a final examination for students plus one module for preceptors.

The Periop 101 training program is designed to be completed in sync with the RN orientation timetable of 6 months.  The Periop 101 candidate will attend a didactic program to be presented within an eighty hour time frame.  This also coincides with clinical practice that includes a full time preceptor.

Throughout the didactic phase, the students are given exams for each module, assigned case studies and are given required reading assignments.  At the end of the course there is a final exam which requires a minimum score of 80% to pass.

Requirements for Periop 101 Candidate:

-Must be a licensed NYS RN
-One year med-surg experience preferred
  (New Graduate RNs with passion for OR welcome to apply)
-Must have a current BLS card
-Must demonstrate aptitude and ability to work and function in a high stress atmosphere


Candidates selected for this 6 month program will complete 25 modules of didactic training and a clinical preceptorship.

Important: Please note that the program is offered based on RN position availability.

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