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Perioperative Nursing Specialty - Advanced Certificate
Perioperative Nursing Specialty - Advanced Certificate

Perioperative Nursing Specialty - Advanced Certificate

  • ID:BCIT10162
  • Level:1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • TuitionFee/Credit/ Unit:$2.65
  • TuitionFee/Credit/ Unit:$2.65
Estimated Total/program:
$66.25
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Academic grades above the minimum

  • Requirements completed within the last five years

  • Related experience*

  • Additional post-secondary academic courses*

*Applicants with preferred entrance requirements are to submit transcripts and supporting documentation with their online application.

English requirements

  • IELTS

    • If your program requires: English 12, 73%, You need these scores on the IELTS: 7

    • If your program requires: English 12, 67%, You need these scores on the IELTS: 6.5

    • If your program requires: English 12, 50 %, You need these scores on the IELTS: 6.0

  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

    • If your program requires: English 12, 73%, You need these scores on the IELTS: 65

    • If your program requires: English 12, 67%, You need these scores on the IELTS: 60

    • If your program requires: English 12, 50 %, You need these scores on the IELTS: 52

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

    • If your program requires: English 12, 73%, You need these scores on the IELTS: 90

    • If your program requires: English 12, 67%, You need these scores on the IELTS: 86

    • If your program requires: English 12, 50 %, You need these scores on the IELTS: 82

Course Information

The BCIT Advanced Certificate in Perioperative Nursing prepares students to practice as novices in a variety of Perioperative settings. Students explore factors influencing Perioperative Nursing in today’s changing health care environment.

PLEASE NOTE – Independent students not sponsored by industry are eligible to take only the following courses:

  • NSPO 7100: Theory 1

  • NSPO 7250: Theory 2

  • NSPO 7450: Theory 3 (at discretion of Program Head)

NSPO 7350: Clinical 1 and NSPO 7550: Clinical 2 are not available to independent, non-sponsored students; you must be sponsored by industry to take these courses. Industry sponsorship means that a health authority pays your tuition, and provides a site, instructor and preceptor support; clinical courses are instructor-supported preceptorships.

PLAR for 7350, 7550, and 7750 is available for perioperative registered nurses with at least two years of full-time experience in Canadian operating rooms (scrub and circulating roles) or equivalent.

To be absolutely clear: completion of the full Advanced Certificate is not available to independent students. Contact the Program Assistant or Program Head if you have questions.

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Program matrix

Required Courses: (25.0 credits)

  • NSPO 7100, Perioperative Theory 1: Developing Perioperative Partnerships

  • NSPO 7350, Perioperative Clinical 1: Implementing the Scrub Nurse Role

  • NSPO 7250, Perioperative Theory 2: The Nurse in the Scrub Role

  • NSPO 7251, Perioperative Theory 2 (with AORN Periop 101): The Nurse in the Scrub Role

  • NSPO 7450, Perioperative Theory 3: The Nurse in the Circulating Role

  • NSPO 7451, Perioperative Theory 3 (with AORN Periop 101): The Nurse in the Circulating Role

  • NSPO 7540, LPN Perioperative Clinical 2: Implementing the Circulating Nurse Role

  • NSPO 7550, Perioperative Clinical 2: Implementing the Circulating Nurse Role

  • NSPO 7740, LPN Perioperative Clinical 3: Advancing Scrub and Circulating Nurse Roles

  • NSPO 7750, Perioperative Clinical 3: Integrated Perioperative Nursing Practice

Total Credits:, 25.0

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

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We prepare perioperative RNs to be part of an integrated, interprofessional team who work together to support patients during elective and emergency surgeries. Our program is designed to meet the needs of students who are sponsored by health authorities. We are known for preparing students to succeed in perioperative nursing.

Career opportunities

Apply your skills to your existing career or transition to the field of perioperative nursing. Most careers begin with entry-level positions in hospitals. Salaries start at $32 per hour. Opportunities include:

  • Work with patients ranging from infants to the elderly

  • Provide care for patients undergoing a variety of surgeries

  • Work in rural and tertiary care facilities, in acute or ambulatory care settings

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