Nursing - CPS (NUR)
NUR 0614. Introduction to Perioperative Nursing. 3.6 Hours.
Provides the theoretical foundation for the registered nurse wishing to enter the perioperative area. Course content includes surgical asepsis, infection control, instrumentation, wound healing, patient positioning, surgical safety, and current surgical modalities. Lab experience is held at partnering hospitals with perioperative nurses to reinforce theory in a clinical setting format.
NUR 0615. Perioperative Nursing Lab. 1.2 Hour.
Assists students in applying theoretical principles and practices in an intensive lab held at participating hospital operating rooms. .
NUR 0616. Perioperative Clinical Practicum. 10.8 Hours.
Offers students an opportunity to participate in a precepted perioperative experience and to learn both the scrub and circulating roles, depending on the hospital placement. All students keep a record of those surgeries in which they participate. Students are evaluated according to standard AORN clinical competencies. All students are required to complete clinical hours above and beyond the didactic component of the program.
NUR 0617. Perioperative Nursing and Surgical Specialties. 3.6 Hours.
NUR 0618. Clinical Practicum 2. 10.8 Hours.
NUR 0620. Emergency Nursing Certificate Program. 0 Hours.
Designed to provide a strong introduction to emergency nursing for those new to the discipline or those who need to boost their emergency department (ED) critical thinking skills. Covers appropriate emergency nursing theory and laboratory experience. Topics include cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, abdominal and genitourinary, general medical, infectious disease, OB/GYN, orthopedic, mental health emergencies, trauma, and pediatric emergencies. Skills lab exercises complement the lectures, and the program includes trauma assessment and basic dysrhythmia analysis and interpretation.
NUR 0627. Nurse Refresher Program. 18 Hours.
Designed for the registered nurse who has kept his or her license active but who has been away from clinical practice for up to fourteen years. Offers RNs the opportunity to obtain the theory, skills, and clinical experience needed to successfully transition back into the clinical nursing workforce. Includes nursing course reviews/updates, skills lab, and precepted clinical experience. Nursing updates include medical-surgical, health assessment, pharmacology, wound care, IV administration, pain management, end-of-life issues, and nursing ethics. All students participate in a résumé writing workshop toward the end of the program. Clinical experience is arranged by Northeastern based on area of interest. .
NUR 0630. Registered Nurse First Assister: Theoretical Concepts. 2.5 Hours.
Offers registered nurses an opportunity to obtain a comprehensive background in theoretical concepts and the professional framework necessary for the registered nurse first assistant (RNFA) role. Follows AORN’s core curriculum for the RNFA, which includes scope of practice; infection control; surgical anatomy; surgical hazards; and lectures by board-certified surgeons, CRNFA faculty, and experienced perioperative nurses. Faculty includes board-certified surgeons, CRNFA, and experienced perioperative nurses.
NUR 0631. Registered Nurse First Assistant Program: Lab. 1.5 Hour.
Complements lectures and offers students an opportunity to build ability and confidence in suturing techniques and knot tying. Individualized teaching as well as return demonstrations ensure proper technique. Students are given adequate time to practice under the supervision of RNFAs and surgeons. Students receive instruction and experience in practices related to minimally invasive surgery at a surgical training lab.
NUR 0632. Registered Nurse First Assistant Program: Practicum. 20 Hours.
Offers RNFA students an opportunity to complete their required clinical hours at their own facility under the mentorship of a board-certified surgeon. This arrangement is made by the student before the program begins. The practicum is divided into intraoperative experience and patient rounds, follow-up visits, and physical assessment. Students keep a surgical case log, which is submitted for evaluation on a regular basis. Monthly homework assignments and case studies are completed and submitted during this portion of the program. An evaluation assessing the student’s progress and performance in the clinical setting is completed by the precepting surgeon at the end of the clinical requirement.