Perioperative Nursing 4

14 weeks Course


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 aslo 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 beginner’s level. The Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) Standards are referred to whenever applicable to support learning.

You may enroll in a Continuing Education course at Canadore College if you are 19 years of age or older or if you have earned an Ontario Secondary School Diploma/Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.

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Continuing Education Office

705.474.7600 ext. 5123

705.474.7600 ext. 5601

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Most college level courses require textbooks; textbooks are not included in the course fees. It is the student’s responsibility to purchase any required textbooks.

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Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.