Operating Room Training for RN's

Please note that due to the current meeting restrictions, the classroom portion of the course will be conducted "live" online through Zoom. It will be held at the same date and times as indicated in the schedule. You will be able to take the course using any type of device that has internet access: PC, Mac, tablet, even a smartphone. Students will be assigned to clinicals once clinical opportunities are available once again.

Operating Room nursing is an increasingly complex area for patient care, characterized by rapid changes in technology and  economic influences.

The job outlook for perioperative nurses is similar to that of registered nurses showing a substantial increase by the year 2022 of 19%. This information is according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, and shows that the perioperative nursing position will have plenty of room for additional candidates over the coming decade. It also supplies a competitive salary, and has plenty of room for advancement, which can also increase pay. The average Perioperative Nursing salaries for job postings in New York are 21% higher than average Perioperative Nursing salaries for job postings nationwide.

Molloy College, Division of Continuing Education will be offering an "Operating Room Training Program for RN's".  This program offers a structured learning opportunity with emphasis on the application of theoretical knowledge to the professional practice and is designed to give professional nurses without previous OR experience an introduction to the basic competencies of the perioperative RN role.  The course will be taught by Periop Directors, OR Nurse Educators, and Nurse Mangers in the Perioperative field. The course will follow the framework of Perioperative 101, and it will include clinical experiences, as well as simulation experiences.

All course materials are provided, including the Periop-101 modules and the text: AORN's Guidelines for Perioperative Practice, latest edition and Alexanders Care of the Patient in Surgery, latest edition

The Operating Room Training Program for RN's is offered 4 times a year; fall, winter, spring and summer. Currently we offer the program online with additional on campus skills training.

Schedule of Classes:             
Please click here for the upcoming schedule of classes. (Please note: only the upcoming schedule will appear. Classes that are in progress or have ended will not appear)

Application for Admission, Registration and Tuition
Prerequisites include: Completed application with biography, R.N. license, current C.P.R. certification for healthcare professionals (BLS), recent physical exam and updated immunizations and malpractice insurance.

To download an application, click here. You may also call 516.323.3558 for an application or for more information on the program. Please note that you can not register for this program until all of the above-mention prerequisites have been completed. Once the prerequisites have been completed you will be instructed as to the registration procedures.

Tuition: $3,995 (Payment Plan Available)  Tuition includes the cost of the Periop-101 modules and the: AORN's Guidelines for Perioperative Practice, latest edition and Alexanders Care of the Patient in Surgery, latest edition

Operating Room Training Program for RN's Information sessions:  
For further information attend one of our free Information Sessions. The sessions are held every, September, January and may, usually from 6 pm-7:30 pm.  Click here for the upcoming schedule of the sessions. Conducted online! Details for joining the session online will be emailed to you prior to the session after you register.

Click here to RSVP to the Information Session online or you can RSVP by calling: 516.323.3558 or by emailing Kathleen Lapkowski RN, M.S., CNOR at: klapkowski@molloy.edu.

Financial Assistance
When planning to attend a continuing education course or program, an important consideration is the cost, which may include tuition, books and travel. With Molloy College, Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies, various financial assistance options are available to help students afford tuition. Since most Continuing Education courses do not lead to a college degree, they are not eligible for the traditional forms of financial aid, such as TAP and Pell. Some private lenders will help you finance continuing education and certificate programs. Click here to find out about student loans, veterans benefits, re-training for those who are unemployed, employer and union vouchers and vocational services for individuals with disabilities. 

For more particulars regarding the program contact Kathleen Lapkowski @ klapkowski@molloy.edu.