CHOP’s comprehensive orientation program welcomes new-to-practice and experienced nurses with no prior Operating Room (OR) experience.
Periop 101 Transition-to-Practice Program
During the first 5 weeks of the program, candidates complete the Association for periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)’s Periop 101: A Core Curriculum course, facilitated by CHOP’s Nursing Professional Developmental Specialists and Educational Nurse Specialists.
Gain experience.The 5-week Periop 101 course consists of classroom and skills lab instruction, self-learning modules, clinical experience, hands-on training, and simulations. Upon completion, individuals will continue their unit-specific orientation process of structured clinical experiences with a preceptor (see below for details).
Make breakthroughs.The length of the program can range from 7 to 18 months, depending on the procedural area and individual hire needs. At the completion of the program, individuals become a valued member of the OR teams at one of the top-rated children’s hospitals in the nation.
Unit-Specific OrientationFollowing successful completion of the Periop 101 course, your orientation will continue in the Main or Cardiothoracic Operating Room. Orientation will follow a unit-specific plan and professional development roadmap. Each orientation and time frame will vary depending on your learning needs.