Independent, online learning with live classroom sessions
In-person skills and simulation labs in Halifax
Clinical placements in an operating room in Nova Scotia
Part-time Fall: August 22, 2022–April 21, 2023
Full-time Fall: August 29, 2022–December 14, 2022
Part-time Fall: July 18, 2022
Full-time Fall: July 25, 2022
The Perioperative Nursing Program (PONP-RN) prepares Registered Nurses for professional practice in the operating
room. This performance-based program supports Registered Nurses to advance their clinical judgment, critical
thinking, and clinical leadership in the perioperative setting.
This program using a conceptual learning approach in developing both the scrub and circulating roles for the
perioperative Registered Nurse. Upon completion of the program, learners are prepared to meet the dynamic and
complex needs of patients in the perioperative setting.
Active-practicing RN license with the provincial regulator
Approval from an OR manager within Nova Scotia to confirm a clinical seat and sponsorship for the program