Operating Room Nursing

Certificate of Proficiency
Career/Technical (Major Code: A2361)

Designed to teach nurses to function in the operating room. A major portion of the experience will take place in operating rooms around San Diego, with opportunities to practice and circulate.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Demonstrate the ability to articulate professionally and competently in perioperative setting on issues related to patient care and planned interventions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze patient data related to their surgical condition and adjust the patient’s plan of care according to the findings.
  • Analyze, compute and correctly provide medications and intravenous solutions to the patient in the perioperative setting.
  • Demonstrate collegiality and appropriate communication techniques when working with diverse healthcare providers and patients in the perioperative setting.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills and differentiation in plan of care for patients from various cultural backgrounds.
  • RN License
  • CPR Certificate
  • Acceptance into the ORN program
Program Requirements
ORN 209BASIC PERIOPERATIVE NURSING9
ORN 211LPERIOPERATIVE NURSES TRAINING LABORATORY4
Total Units13

Note: In the ADN, VN, ST, and ORN programs, a minimum grade of “C” is required in each course for progression and satisfactory completion. Nursing courses may be repeated no more than one time with a maximum of one re-entry to the program.

Courses must be completed in sequence as stated.