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The OR internship course offers RNs the unique opportunity to embark on a career as a perioperative nurse. The perioperative role will bring together the traditional and expanded nursing activities during the intraoperative period that includes:
- preoperative and postoperative patient care
- patient teaching
- evaluation functions
Care of the surgical patient mandates the use of talking, touching, doing, and using hand and head skills to focus all efforts on the patient and the surgery.
Nurse interns are paid full salaries and receive all full-time University Hospital benefits. Post course graduates of the internship are strongly encouraged to remain and work at least 24 months following the internship program. Graduates are encouraged to take the certification examination given by the Association of Operating Room Nurses on completion of two years employment in the OR as a professional nurse.
Upon completion of the internship program, interns may be placed in the University Hospital OR, Clinical Neurosciences OR, Huntsman Cancer Hospital OR, Madsen Surgery Center, University Orthopaedic Center OR, or Moran Eye Surgery Center, depending on the needs and positions available at these facilities, as well as the intern's preferences.
To be considered for the OR Internship program you will apply online when the positions for the program have been posted. Generally, the Internship program is offered a couple times each year, and the program will accept applications beginning 2-4 weeks prior to hiring for the program.
We will accept applications for The OR Internship when there is a position posted online. The Internship is offered a couple times each year, so a position will not always be available online.