ORNAC Post RN Approval Guidelines and Forms

These guidelines are currently under review by the Education Committee and may be subject to change without notice.

Current Application Fees: $500
All applications must be submitted in duplicate (2 copies).

ORNAC Post RN Approval Guidelines and Forms

Submit your application or renewal

  • Contact the Education Chair for the mailing address to submit your application.
  • Please forward your cheque payment of $500, made payable to ORNAC, to:

ORNAC, Post RN Programs
4 Cataraqui Street, Suite 310
Kingston ON K7K 1Z7

Note:  ORNAC’s Approval Process for Perioperative Programs is available only for those educational programs offering post-basic education for Registered Nurses.  Programs offering perioperative education to other health care providers or to both Registered Nurses and others within the same program will NOT be evaluated or approved by ORNAC.


ORNAC Approved Programs

Centennial College

Centennial College
Registered Nurse (RN) Perioperative Nursing Program

Approval Expires Sept 2017
Contact Merritt Burstein RN, BScN, MN, CPN(C)
Address PO Box 631, Station A
Toronto, ON  M1K 5E9
Phone 416-289-5000 ext 8055
Fax 416-289-5169
Email mburstein@centennialcollege.ca
Description The program is current and innovative, reflecting the trends and changes that are occurring in the perioperative workplace. The program is grounded by and reflects the national competencies outlined in the Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) Standards, Competencies and Position Statements for Perioperative Registered Nursing Practice. The program is offered in a hybrid delivery; online theory and hands-on simulated operating room lab, as well as clinical placement in teaching and community hospitals. Graduates of this program will function as entry-level practitioners and will be prepared to work in a variety of specialty areas such as acute-care hospital operating rooms, labour and delivery suites, ambulatory practice settings and private surgery clinics.
 
George Brown College

George Brown College
Registered Nurse (RN) Perioperative Nursing Program

Approval Expires Feb 2020
Contact Cheryl Simpkin, RN BScN MEd CPN(C)
Professor and Coordinator
Address

51 Dockside Drive
PO Box 1015, Station B
Toronto, ON M5T 2T9

Phone 416-415-5000 ext 2349
1-800-265-2002
Fax  
Email csimpkin@georgebrown.ca
Description

This Full Time 14- 16 week (hybrid) Perioperative Certificate course is delivered fully in-class/or partially on-line. The course is open to experienced registered and novice nurses registered within their provincial affiliate to be eligible.

The program is grounded by and reflects the national competencies outlined in the current Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) Standards.

One line theory modules, direct and online lectures provide students with continued support throughout the theory and clinical component of the course. Thirteen (13) Lab days in a state of the art simulation lab provide the Lab skill aspect of the course. On completion of this course students have the perioperative framework and are ready to start orientating as a novice perioperative course into the perioperative setting.

 
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Foothills Medical Centre
Post-Graduate Perioperative Program

Approval Expires May 2019
Contact Lucia Pfeuti, RN, BN, CPN(c)
Ruth Morrison, RN, BN, CPN(c) Clinical Nurse Educators – FMC Operating Room
Address Foothills Medical Centre
1403 29th Street NW
Calgary, AB T2N 2T9
Phone 403-944-1254
403-944-1415
Fax 403-944-6424
Email lucia.pfeuti@ahs.ca
ruth.morrison@ahs.ca
Description

The program is committed towards the promotion of the perioperative nursing profession. It is open to both novice and experienced Registered Nurses who have current licensure with the College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA). The program spans across 14 weeks consisting of full time hours from Monday – Friday. Four weeks are dedicated to the didactic content covering theory; approach includes lectures, skills labs, and self-study modules. The final 10 weeks focuses on application of knowledge within a clinical practicum. The student pairs with a preceptor to provide support while learning clinical application of theory and knowledge; this takes place at Foothills Medical Center. Upon completion of the program, the Registered Nurse will be an independent practitioner who will be able to demonstrate the necessary knowledge and skill required to provide safe patient care in all perioperative phases at an entry to practice level. Educational opportunities are posted on the Alberta Health Services website: www.albertahealthservices.ca

 
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Grande Prairie Regional College
Perioperative Registered Nurse Certificate Program

Approval Expires Sept 2017
Contact Kathy Weber, Administrative Assistant, GPRC Dept. of Nursing and Health Studies
Address 10726-106 Avenue
Grande Prairie, AB  T8V 4C4
Phone 780-539-2753
1-888-539-4772 (GPRC) ext. 2753 Toll-free
Fax  
Email kweber@gprc.ab.ca
nursing@gprc.ab.ca
Description

Length of Program: 6 months
Program consists of four courses. Two theory courses offered through innovative distance learning (asynchronous and synchronous online delivery). Skills lab course- held in Grande Prairie (skills lab site may vary); Clinical practicum course –clinical sites throughout Canada. Clinical practicum supported by instructor and preceptor. Full time study recommended.

Entrance Requirements:

  • 1 year recent registered nursing experience or letter of recommendation,
  • Current registered nurse practice permit in the province or territory where you will participate in clinical practicum
  • Health & Safety requirements - Police Information Check, current CPR and N95 mask fit test, and immunization status/requirements.

For more information visit GPRC perioperative RN certificate program homepage

 
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Lethbridge College
Perioperative Post-Diploma Nursing

Approval Expires Jan 2017
Contact Karla Wolsky, Interim Program Chair
Address 3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, AB  T1K 1L6
Phone 403-320-3202- ext 5449
Fax 1-888-564-8207
Email karla.wolsky@lethbridgecollege.ca
Description

You’re a registered nurse who wants to extend your skills and knowledge to be a key component in the operating room. We can help with the Perioperative Post-Diploma Nursing program. Our credential will get you on the fast track to an exciting career working in the core of the action, healing the sick and saving lives. You’ll receive a comprehensive grounding on providing patient care in surgical facilities, using the perfect mixture of theory and practical learning. You’ll be ready to mark your entry in this crucial field before you know it.

Perioperative Post-Diploma Nursing is right for you if you have:

  • an active licence from the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) to practise as a registered nurse in Alberta
  • excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • good motor co-ordination and manual dexterity
  • an ability to work under pressure and pay close attention to details
  • good organizational, communication and teamwork skills

Accept the challenge

You’ll also understand the fundamentals to being a perioperative professional, gaining knowledge in clinical standards and more. We’ll give you the opportunity to test your skills with training in a clinical environment followed by a practicum. Medical facilities across the country need you. Do you have what it takes?

 
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MacEwan Centre for Professional Nursing Education
Perioperative Nursing for Registered Nurses Post-Diploma Certificate

Approval Expires Apr 2019
Contact Centre for Professional Nursing Education
Address Room 9-206, Robbins Health Learning Centre
PO Box 1796
Edmonton, AB T5J 2P2
Phone 1-888-497-9390 Toll-free
Fax 780-497-5720
Email cpne@macewan.ca
Description MacEwan University's Centre for Professional Nursing Education offers a post-basic certificate in perioperative nursing for registered nurses. Offered through online distance delivery and in-person labs, this program provides RNs with the hands-on skills required to work alongside surgeons and other health-care professionals in the challenging, fast-paced and team-oriented environment of the operating room. Upon successful completion of the program and fulfillment of the clinical hours, nurses are eligible to write the Canadian Nurses Association Certification for Nursing Specialties exam in Perioperative Nursing.
 
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Registered Nurses Professional Development Centre (RNPDC)
Perioperative Nursing Program for Registered Nurses

Approval Expires April 2020
Address

1276 South Park Street
Bethune Building, Room 231
Halifax, NS  B3H 2Y9

Contact: Elizabeth Bishop, RNPDC Administrative Assistant

E-mail 902-473-6660
Phone 902-473-7590
Fax  
Email rnpdc@nshealth.ca
Description

The RNPDC performance based Perioperative Nursing Program for Registered Nurses prepare RNs for professional practice in the Operating Room. This program is offered in two formats: Full-time onsite option or Part-time distance option (asynchronous and synchronous online delivery). Both full-time and part-time programs consist of a knowledge (theory) component, a skill development component, and a preceptor-led clinical learning experience.

For more information about this perioperative nursing program, please visit http://www.rnpdc.nshealth.ca/.
 
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Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Perioperative Nursing RN Program

Approval Expires March 2017
Contact Melanie Hladun, Administrative Assistant
Address Email only
Phone 306-775-7575
1-866-467-4278 ext 7575
Fax na
Email perioperative@saskpolytech.ca
Description

As an emerging member of Polytechnics Canada, the Perioperative Nursing RN Program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic (formerly SIAST) offers high-quality, job focused education for nurses seeking to practice in a perioperative setting.

  • Flexible online learning (delivered over approx. 5 months)
  • Innovative teaching - mobile app
  • Continuing to work while you study
  • Accessible and personalized instruction
  • Hands-on learning
  • High-tech simulation learning
  • Industry endorsed programming
  • Three intakes per year
  • Transfer credit to both the University of Saskatchewan and Athabasca University

You will consolidate your learning through the following phases:

  • One week of intensive simulation based learning (30 lab hours)
  • Four weeks of supervised clinical led by a faculty member (160 hours)
  • Six weeks of preceptoring with experts in surgical specialty areas (240 hours)
  • *400 total hours of clinical practice education

All phases of your learning are monitored and supported by a faculty member committed to your success. While the program's clinical practice education is primarily offered in Saskatchewan, contract based education can be tailored (i.e. start dates) to suit the needs of partnering organizations. Entrance requirements: Licensed with the registered nurses licensing body in the province where you will participate in the clinical experience. For more information about this advanced certificate or the opportunity to collaborate in providing perioperative nursing education please visit www.saskpolytech.ca

 
Vancouver Coastal Health

Providence Health Care

Vancouver Coastal Health / Providence Health Care
Perioperative Nursing Program

Approval Expires Sept 2017
Contact Kit Mitchell, Manager of Perioperative Education and Simulation Strategy and/or
Teresa Mattarollo, Program Assistant
Address Vancouver General Hospital
JPPN, 3rd Floor, Room 3410
CESEI Offices, 910 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1M9
Phone 604-875-4111 ext 62442
604-875-4523
Fax 604-875-5832
Email kit.mitchell@vch.ca and/or
teresa.mattarollo@vch.ca
Description The VCH/PHC Perioperative Nursing Program is for registered nurses and student nurses in the final practicum of their Registered Nursing program. The program consists of five online modules to be completed in two months, on a part-time basis. The structure of the part-time program allows students to continue working in their current employment situations. The part-time portion of the course is followed by a five month full-time program that includes 255 hours of theory and 465 hours of clinical experience.
 
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