Perioperative Nursing Courses

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PON 101|Perioperative Nursing Theory I

6 Credits

This course is designed to prepare students for entry into perioperative nursing practice. Surgical nursing concepts are presented using a combination of lectures and online modules published by the Association of periOperative registered Nurses (AORN). Topics include an introduction to perioperative nursing practice, related core nursing skills, teamwork in the perioperative setting, the operating room environment, and standards for aseptic technique and surgical patient safety.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: graduate of an accredited registered nursing program with current Washington state RN licensure and acceptance into the Perioperative Nursing program.

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PON 111|Perioperative Nursing Lab

3 Credits

This course provides students the opportunity to apply core perioperative nursing concepts and practice skills within a structured laboratory environment. Students will perform technical skills within the scope of the perioperative nurse. Skills include sterile and aseptic technique, preoperative patient preparation, surgical patient positioning, operative counts, and other functions performed in the scrub and circulating nurse roles.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: graduate of an accredited registered nursing program with current Washington state RN licensure and acceptance into the Perioperative Nursing program.

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PON 201|Perioperative Nursing Theory II

4 Credits

This course explores the role of the perioperative nurse within the context of the primary surgical specialties and will review basic surgical anatomy, pathophysiology, surgical wound classification and healing, operative instrumentation, and general considerations for patients undergoing general, obstetric and gynecologic, otorhinolaryngologic, genitourinary, orthopedic, plastic and reconstructive, peripheral vascular, cardiothoracic, oral and maxillofacial, ophthalmic, and neurosurgical procedures.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: PON 101 and 111, both with a minimum grade of 2.0.

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PON 221|Perioperative Nursing Practicum

5 Credits

Students in this course will gain technical experience within the perioperative nursing role by participating in a structured clinical internship program. Students prepare for and perform assigned surgical tasks under the supervision of facility personnel, clinical preceptors, and clinical college faculty in accordance with patient safety standards and industry best practices.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: PON 101 and 111, both with a minimum grade of 2.0.

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