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Employers: Do You Have Operating Room Vacancies? Prepare Your Nursing Staff in APU’s RN Perioperative Course This Fall

HASC’s workforce initiative partner, Azusa Pacific University, or APU, is offering a perioperative RN specialty course this fall. The APU RN Specialty course is available for any hospital in the region to prepare RNs transferring to a new position in perioperative nursing at their facility. 

The 16-week course provides perioperative training that gives the novice OR nurse the knowledge needed to provide safe patient care – with the practical training of a clinical preceptorship. The course runs from Aug. 28 through Dec. 11 in Los Angeles, and a confirmed clinical site will be needed to be enrolled in this course.

Course includes:

  • Online and face-to-face learning from an experienced OR nurse educator.
  • All course modules and texts and one-year membership in AORN.
  • Class and skills lab at one of our convenient host hospital sites.
  • Precepted clinical experience (arranged in collaboration with the RN and hospital).
  • 58 BRN-approved contact hours of CE credit + 41.7 contact hours from AORN for completion of Periop 101: A Core Curriculum™.
  • Required background check and health status tracker completion (additional fee for CastleBranch or Complio).

To view the course flyer, click Download this Association News at top right. For more information, please contact Mary Lynne Knighten, APU perioperative course coordinator, at [email protected] for an application or with questions.

For additional information, please contact Lisa Mitchell, HASC workforce development program manager. Thank you!