Program Information

This program provides Registered Practical Nurses (RPN) with the necessary knowledge and expertise to care for clients in perioperative settings. The program will consist of theoretical and lab components. Some more unique components of the program include, a transition to practice course and 240 hours of clinical practicum in a perioperative setting.

This program is intended for students who are working in a hospital setting and can make arrangements for a field placement at their current place of employment.

Please Note: As of August 1, 2015 Lambton College will no longer be sourcing field placements for new students in this program.

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Admission Requirements

Current and valid RPN registration in Canada within the jurisdiction where the student will be completing the program practicum.

Please Note: After you have registered in your first course(s) within the program, please email your RPN registration number to and indicate whether you are working toward the RN or RPN Perioperative certificate.

Applications for this program are not accepted through

If you are taking part-time courses with the intention of completing a program and earning a credential, you must meet Admission Requirements outlined on the program page. It is the student's responsibility to supply proof of admission requirements to the Office of the Registrar before he/she has completed three courses in the program.

If you do complete the program and do not have the appropriate admission requirements, you will be ineligible to receive your certificate or diploma.

If you believe you have an equivalent level of knowledge and would like credit for Prior Learning Assessment, please contact Counselling at 519-479-1023 at least two weeks before classes begin.

Course List

All theory courses must be completed prior to the PERI-2012 Transition to Practice workshop. The Transition to Practice workshop must be successfully completed prior to the RPNF-3009 RPN Perioperative Field Placement. Students are required to arrange their own field placement opportunity.

Program Maps

Current Students

Current students can view program maps from previous years on the mylambton website. 

You will need to login with your C# and password in order to access your program map.

Employment Opportunities

Nurses are the largest group of health care providers in Canada. Registered Nurses provide direct nursing care to patients, deliver health education programs and provide consultative services regarding issues relevant to the practice of nursing. Registered Practical Nurses may specialize in areas such as Perioperative Nursing.

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