Perioperative RN Fellowship Program

The Perioperative RN Fellowship Program is a 30-week training program for registered nurses who are new to the operating room environment. You will experience one week of hospital orientation followed by three weeks of didactic and simulation education as an introduction to the operating room. You will then spend three weeks with a preceptor to further orient you to the operating room and surgical procedures and standards.

The next fifteen weeks will be spent with preceptors as you rotate through each of the specialty services including General Surgery, Vascular, Neurology, Cardiac, Urology, GYN, and Robotics.

After completion of one week each on evenings and night shifts, the final six weeks are a period of transition as you prepare to function independently upon completion of the program. A one-month trial orientation with a preceptor will allow you to confirm that the operating room environment is right for you.

Instruction includes state-of-the-art, specialized equipment including lasers, electrosurgical, laparoscopic equipment and an introduction to basic scrub principles.

Surgery Highlights


  • Operating room fellowship program for RNs
  • Expanding the frontiers of medicine with new procedures and practices
  • Robust surgery department with 36 regularly scheduled operating rooms
  • Academic medical center and the area’s only Level One Trauma Center
  • Variety of specialty services
  • Pay for performance yearly evaluations


This exciting and extensive program is not computer-based learning and is led by the Clinical Educator for Perioperative Services.

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