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NSPO 7300 - Perioperative Clinical 1: Implementing the Circulating Nurse Role

Nursing Specialty Perioperative Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

A four-week clinical practicum in a perioperative environment. Offers the opportunity to learn about, and provide selected components of care to individuals undergoing surgical procedures and anesthesia in the circulating nurse role.


NSPO 7200



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Learning Outcomes

Using the processes of critical thinking, systematic inquiry, collaboration, and communication, the learner will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop and utilize critical thinking in order to reflect on own practice and learning within the circulating role and gain insight into the meaning of the perioperative experience for individuals, their families and the perioperative team.
  • Use a variety of sources of data about the individual and the environment to develop and utilize comprehensive assessment skills towards clinical decision-making.
  • Demonstrate a spirit of inquiry and use a variety of sources of data to pose and answer nursing practice questions.
  • Utilize collaborative interpersonal communical skills with individuals, colleagues, instructors and members of the perioperative team to establish shared meaning, goals and partnership.
  • Integrate and apply knowledge of concepts, principles, theories and frameworks tounderstand health challenges related to common, less complicated surgeries.

Effective as of Winter 2012


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