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Operating Room Nursing Education

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Perioperative Nursing 101 Program

Memorial Hospital sets the standard for state-of-the-art health care in Colorado Springs with a respected reputation for highly skilled professionals and the latest in surgical technology. This six-month, clinically-based program is designed to prepare registered nurses with no previous perioperative experience for a career in the operating room as entry-level, perioperative registered nurses. Training utilizes the nationally-recognized Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) curriculum (web-based) and includes all materials required to complete the course. Clinical experiences combine simulated learning opportunities with actual scrub and circulating opportunities in a variety of surgical specialties. Upon successful completion of the Program, students are awarded 40.0 contact hours and a Program Certificate.


Plans for the next Perioperative Nursing 101 class have not been finalized. If you have questions or would like further information, please contact the Perioperative Clinical Educator at 719-365-8161.