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Overview

Program Description

This fully 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. 

Note: The four courses total 168 hours of theory. We do not offer a placement for this program. Please consult with your employer, prior to applying and registering. 

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 with a basic knowledge level of the roles s/he will fulfill in the perioperative setting. The role of the scrub and circulating nurse are explored as part of the perioperative team. The course focuses on patient and staff safety, infection control and aseptic principles, the nurses role in assisting with anesthesia and patient positioning in collaboration with other team members, basic instrumentation, sutures and needles and surgical modalities. The focus will be on the adult patient (age 19-65). The overall goal of the course is to present the information and skills required to prepare the nurse to practice within a surgical setting at a beginners level. The ORNAC Standards (Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada) are referred to whenever applicable to support learning. Admission Requirement(s): This course requires current registration RPN/RN with the CNO. Prior to registering, please email ontariolearn@fanshawec.ca & include the course code(s) & 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
This course explores wound healing, post-operative care and pain management. The focus is then on the nursing care required and the various procedures related to gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, gynecologic, hernias and breast surgeries. The adult patient (ages 19-65) is the targeted population. The overall goal of the course is to present the information and skills required to prepare the nurse to practice within a surgical setting at a beginners level. The Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) Standards are referred to whenever applicable to support learning. Admission Requirement(s): This course requires current RPN/RN registration with the CNO. Prior to registering, please email ontariolearn@fanshawec.ca & include the course code(s) & 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
This course focuses on the nursing care required and the various procedures related to ENT, neck/thyroid/parathyroid, paediatrics, plastics/reconstructive, orthopedics, trauma, neurosurgery and ophthalmic surgeries. The adult patient (ages 19-65) is the targeted population with the exception of the paediatric lesson. The overall goal of the course is to present the information and skills required to prepare the nurse to practice within a surgical setting at the beginners level. The Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) Standards are referred to whenever applicable to support learning. Admission Requirement(s): This course requires current RPN/RN registration with the CNO & completion of parts I & II. Before registration is possible, please email ontariolearn@fanshawec.ca & include the course code(s), your CNO number & your Fanshawe 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
This course focuses on the nursing care required and the various procedures related to cardiac, vascular, thoracic, geriatric, genitourinary and ambulatory surgeries. Interventional and Image Guided procedures are also explored. A lesson is included on the surgical hand scrub, gowning and gloving as a refresher for the student prior to entering the clinical placement. The adult patient (ages 19-65) is the targeted population with the exception of the geriatric lesson. The overall goal of the course is to present the information and skills required to prepare the nurse to practice in a surgical setting at the beginners level. The Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) Standards are referred to whenever applicable to support learning. Admission Requirement(s): This course requires current RPN/RN registration with the CNO & completion of parts I & II. Before registration is possible, please email ontariolearn@fanshawec.ca & include the course code(s), your CNO number & your Fanshawe 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
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