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

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.

Surgical Scrub Nurse Curriculum:

Total Minimum Credits 16
Program RequirementsDescriptionCredits
BIO 149Microbiology1
HLT 143Medical Terminology3
NUR 142Fundamentals of Surgical Care II3
NUR 280Introduction to Perioperative Nursing3
NUR 281Advanced Perioperative Nursing3