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Surgical Scrub Nursing

Career Studies Certificate

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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.


Program RequirementsCredits

NUR 142Fundamentals of Surgical Care II3

NUR 280Introduction to Perioperative Nursing4

NUR 281Advanced Perioperative Nursing 5

Total Minimum Credits12