Algonquin College

Registered Practical Nurse - Operating Room

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:Centre for Continuing and Online Learning
Field of Study:Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing
Description:If you are a registered practical nurse and desire to work in a dynamic and challenging speciality, this Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides you with the theoretical knowledge and technical skills required to work in a perioperative setting. Students learn operating room practices, techniques and procedures that ensure safe patient care.

To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within two years.
URL:Registered Practical Nurse - Operating Room at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    You are required to be an RPN with a valid CNO registration in good standing.
    Additional Admission Requirements:

      This program is considered highly competitive where applications always exceed available spaces. Applicants to this program are required to be an RPN with a valid CNO registration in good standing and are ranked according to their hospital experience and skillset. Those with the highest scores are offered priority admission to the program. Please ensure to submit your application by the Oct 1st, 2019 equal consideration date. This will give you the best chance of getting an offer to this highly competitive program. Applications received after this date are considered on a first come, first served basis, as long as space is available in the program.

      Online Applications for the 2019/2020 academic year (Winter 2020 intake) will be live on August 19th, 2019. Students will be required to complete an online application form. You will be asked to provide your personal information, work experience, and clinical location preference. No supporting documents are required at this time.

      Applications are acknowledged when received, but review and determination of admission status is done by the date indicated on the acknowledgement letter you will receive upon submitting your application.

      Prior to clinical experience, students are required to submit the following documents to Paramed:

      • Provide proof of current Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation Basic Rescuer "C" Level Training.
      • Complete and submit a clear Police Records Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector.
      • Complete the Algonquin College Health Assessment Form and/or Immunization Form at the website.

      Please do not submit the above documents until instructed.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on May 12, 2020

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