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Overview

Program Description

This online program, offered through OntarioLearn, will support Registered Nurses (RN) and Registered Practical Nurses (RPN) in building the necessary knowledge and expertise to care for clients in perioperative settings. The theoretical areas of study include the basic equipment and instruments used, the principles of aseptic technique, and the importance of infection control and their role within the perioperative setting.

Admission Requirements: Prospective students must have current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) in order to be eligible and accepted into this program. 

Courses

Program Requirements

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
Expected Availability
CreditsFall Winter Summer
Perioperative Nursing 1NRSG-10583YesYes
This course is designed to provide the nurse withan increased knowledge level of the role she willtake, of the other professionals s/he willencounter, the basic equipment and instrumentsused, the principles of aseptic technique, and theimportance of infection control within theperioperative setting. Where relavent, a basicanatomy review is included. The focus will be onthe adult patient (age 19-65). The overall goal ofthe course is to present the knowledge and skillsrequired to prepare the nurse to practice within asurgical setting at a beginner's level. Admission Requirement(s): This course requires current registration with the CNO. Prior to registering, please email ontariolearn@fanshawec.ca & include the course code & your CNO number. If you have been a student at Fanshawe previously, please also include your student number. Following verification, we will reply with the next steps to registering. Online registration for this course will not be possible.
Perioperative Nursing 2NRSG-30223YesYes
Surgeries specific to gastrointestinal, liver, pancreas,biliary tract, breast and gynecologic/obstetric.Wound healing is also presented in this course. Discussion includes anatomy, instrumentation, patient care and positioning, special equipment required, post-op care, pain management and information unique to the above surgical topics. Admission Requirement(s): This course requires current registration with the CNO. Prior to registering, please email ontariolearn@fanshawec.ca & include the course code & your CNO number. If you have been a student at Fanshawe previously, please also include your student number. Following verification, we will reply with the next steps to registering. Online registration for this course will not be possible.
Perioperative Nursing 3NRSG-30233YesYes
Surgeries specific to orthopaedics, ENT,neurosurgery, plastics, paediatrics, ophthalmology and trauma.Discussion includes anatomy, instrumentation, patient care and positioning, special equipment required and information unique to the above surgical topics. Admission Requirement(s): This course requires current registration with the CNO. Prior to registering, please email ontariolearn@fanshawec.ca & include the course code & your CNO number. If you have been a student at Fanshawe previously, please also include your student number. Following verification, we will reply with the next steps to registering. Online registration for this course will not be possible.
Perioperative Nursing 4NRSG-50393YesYes
Surgeries specific to cardiac, thoracic, vascular,genitourinary, geriatrics and ambulatory day surgery. Discussion includes anatomy, instrumentation, patient care and positioning, special equipment required and information unique to the above surgical topics. This course also discusses Interventional and Guided Images, and hand scrubbing, gowning and gloving. Admission Requirement(s): This course requires current registration with the CNO. Prior to registering, please email ontariolearn@fanshawec.ca & include the course code & your CNO number. If you have been a student at Fanshawe previously, please also include your student number. Following verification, we will reply with the next steps to registering. Online registration for this course will not be possible.

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 3 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

Program Details

Program Code
PON1
Delivery
Part-Time
Online
Topic Area
Health and Nursing