The performance-based Perioperative Nursing Program for Licensed Practical Nurses (PONP-LPN) prepares Licensed Practical Nurses for professional practice in the operating room. This post-graduate program for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) provides specialized education in applying the nursing process throughout the different perioperative phases.
This exceptional program is offered in a part time format which is designed to meet the learning needs of a variety of nurses based on their personal and work commitments. The program includes self-directed study of web-based lessons supported by our e-learning platform Brightspace by Desire2Learn. A study schedule and regular communication with faculty will keep you on track with your studies.
Online discussions, exams, assignments, learning labs, perioperative simulations and interprofessional learning experiences are provided throughout the program and are used to develop competencies specific to the role of the perioperative nurse. Depending on the perioperative experience level of the LPN, clinical in an operating room setting maybe integrated throughout the program or done in blocks at designated times. Clinical learning experiences are partnered in operating rooms at hospitals across Nova Scotia. You will be matched with a designated preceptor who will supervise the clinical experience under the guidance of the PONP faculty.
All of these learning strategies provide for more adaptability for learning pathways that are specific to your learning needs.
November 8, 2021 - May 9, 2022; Registration deadline October 4, 2021
This study option is designed for LPNs who will be working on their home nursing unit; or are currently employed or will be hired into the perioperative setting prior to, or during the program.
Dates are subject to change, if you miss the deadline date please contact the program faculty.
Note: Prior to registering for a perioperative nursing program, you must receive approval from an OR manager to confirm a clinical seat for the program. If you require more information about this process, please contact us at LearningInstitute@nshealth.ca.
To be successful in this perioperative nursing program for LPNs, learners need:
Clinical Placements Requirements:
Academic Fees (see payment options):