Registered Practical Nurse - Perioperative

Part-Time

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FAQs

Courses and Registration:

If I have not yet received my Nursing Registration Number, can I still register for the Perioperative Nursing program?
No. If you have not yet received proof of your nursing status, you are unable to register. Please refer to the admission requirements for this program for details.
How do I find out what the Perioperative Nursing courses cost and whether I need to purchase textbooks or not?
Costs for individual courses are approximated in the Course Fees tab under Online Course Fees of this program page. All fees are subject to change. Information on textbooks, including cost, can be found by following the link in the textbook section on each course registration page. Course registration pages can be accessed by clicking on the courses in the course list. Exact costs are posted on the course pages during the registration period.
Can I take one Perioperative Nursing online theory course at a time?
Yes, please refer to the program map for this program which is found in the Course List tab. From the map, you will be able to see the order in which the courses should be taken.
Can I take all four of the Perioperative Nursing online theory courses at the same time?
No, please refer to the program map for this program which is found in the Course List tab. From the map, you will be able to see the order in which the courses should be taken. Students may take courses one at a time or may often take PERI-1013 and PERI-1023 at the same time and then take PERI-1033 and PERI 1043 in the next available term.
I am trying to register for the next course in my program and have already completed the pre-requisite course but the system is telling me that I do not have the pre-requisite course. Why am I receiving this message?
The system does not recognize a course as complete until a final grade has been entered by the faculty. The deadline for faculty to enter grades into the system is three weeks after the course's end date. The system will not allow you to register in a course until you have a final grade for the pre-requisite course(s).

Please Note: You can view your grades in WebAdvisor, which can be accessed by using your Lambton College login and password.

Transition to Practice:

I have completed all of my online theory courses and I want to sign up for the Transition to Practice course but there doesn't appear to be a section in which I can register. How can I register for Transition to Practice?
Students are asked to connect with the Placement Liaison Officer (laurie.grant@lambtoncollege.ca) to discuss their placements. Once a placement has been secured, students will be notified of available dates for Transition to Practice sections running prior to their placement. Students are encouraged to take the Transition to Practice course as close to the start date of their placement as possible to ensure they are able to retain the training and maximize their ability to succeed in their placement.
I've registered for my Transition to Practice course but I don't have the information about it yet. How do I get this information?
In the week prior to your scheduled Transition to Practice, the Online & Continuing Education department will send you the information you require.
Where will the Transition to Practice take place?
The Transition to Practice course is a weekend course and is held in the Operating Room at Bluewater Health in Sarnia. It runs for two full days (Saturday and Sunday) and begins at 8:30 a.m. each day.
I have been working in the Operating Room for an extended period of time, is there a Prior Learning Assessment process that I can do instead of taking the Transition to Practice weekend training?
Currently there is no formal Prior Learning Assessment process for this program. For further options about Prior Learning Assessment, please contact judy.thorner@lambtoncollege.ca.
For fee information pertaining to Transition to Practice, see Course Fees tab

Clinical Placement:

Please Note: This program is designed for nurses who are currently employed at a hospital that can host their placement. For nurses who are not employed at a hospital that can host their placement, please be aware that securing a placement can be a difficult process and can take a year or more.

How do I register for the Perioperative Field Placement?
Registration for Field Placement is a formal process which includes the following conditions:
  • Students are required to find their own placement for the Perioperative Field Placement.
  • Registration for Field Placement cannot begin until a student has received a passing final grade for all four theory courses – Please Note: Instructors have three weeks after the end of the semester to post final grades.
  • Students who are entering the Registered Practical Nurse – Perioperative program must meet specific field/clinical requirements to be eligible for placement with community partners.
  • Once the above conditions are met, please contact the College Field Placement Liaison Officer, Laurie Grant (laurie.grant@lambtoncollege.ca), to begin the placement process.
  • If you are employed at a hospital that can host your placement and the hospital wants a formal request from Lambton College, the College Field Placement Liaison Officer will make an official request to your employer.
  • If you are not employed at a hospital that can host your placement, please connect with the College Field Placement Liaison Officer to discuss placement details.
  • Please note: the following hospitals have requested that students NOT contact them directly regarding placement:
    • Bluewater Health - Sarnia
    • London Health Sciences - London
    • St. Joseph’s Healthcare - London
    • Windsor Regional – All Campuses
    • Chatham Kent Health Alliance
     
How long is the placement?
The placement consists of 240 hours and is usually completed over a six-week period. Field Placement registration is valid for one semester and placement hours must be completed within the 15 weeks of that semester. It is advised that students work out a schedule with their clinical placement provider that is beneficial to both the student and the clinical provider.
I don't currently work in a hospital setting, how do I find a clinical placement?
Students are asked to connect with the College Field Placement Liaison Officer, Laurie Grant (laurie.grant@lambtoncollege.ca), to discuss clinical placement details.

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