Purpose: This curriculum is designed to prepare Licensed Practical Nurses to work as surgical scrub nurses, assisting surgeons in performing surgical procedures. Duties of the surgical scrub nurse may be performed in operating rooms, ambulatory centers, central supply, labor and delivery area, catheterization laboratories, private physicians’ offices, and other areas where invasive procedures are performed.
Occupational Objective: To obtain employment as a surgical scrub nurse in a variety of area health care agencies.
Admission Requirements: All students will be required to demonstrate college readiness through assessment and/or transcript review and may be required to take placement tests in math, writing, and reading to aid in placing students in the appropriate courses. Students who do not meet required placement levels must enroll in developmental studies courses. Students must be a Licensed Practical Nurse in Virginia. The program requires additional expenditures for the student’s health assessment, immunizations, urine drug screen, criminal background report, student liability insurance, lab coat and program ID badges.