Periop 101


Degree Type

Associate in Science

Average Salary



Life Saving Skills
Employment Opportunities

Welcome To Periop 101

Are you a California licensed and registered nurse?

Interested in working in the operating room?

Looking for a career path within healthcare where you can directly save lives?

Check Out Our Periop 101 Course!

Applications for the February 26, 2022, course are no longer being accepted. Please visit this webpage periodically for updates regarding future course offerings. Thank you!

Course Description

8-week course (non-credit)

February 26 – April 16, 2022 (Saturdays only)

8 AM – 4 PM

Fairfield Campus 

This 8-week course is intended for the working nurse and involves once-a-week in-person didactic instruction, at-home online learning modules, video instruction, textbook guidance, and hands-on skills training. 

As part of this course, students will also sit for a nationally recognized Periop 101 examination approved by the Association of Perioperative Nurses (AORN). Upon successful completion of the exam and coursework, each nurse will have the opportunity to complete a preceptorship at a Solano County-based healthcare facility for up to 3 months. 

This is a non-credit course.

The following are required by the healthcare facilities administering clinical experience for this course and must remain active and valid throughout the duration of the class and preceptorship:

  • Current California Registered Nurse License
  • Current BLS (AHA) certification
  • Current negative PPD (TB test)
  • Current flu shot
  • COVID-19 vaccination (fully vaccinated including booster, if eligible)
  • Proof of vaccination or positive titer for the following:
    • Tdap
    • MMR
    • Hep B
    • Varicella

Applicants who do not meet the above healthcare facility requirements may be disqualified by the healthcare facility from participation in this course.

Application Fee: Waived. All applications will be entered into a randomized lottery. Enrollment in this course is limited to a maximum of 10 students. Applicants will receive notification of their admission status in early January 2022.

Course Cost: $2,500 (due upon notification of acceptance to the course). Covers cost of Periop 101 instructional materials, exam and preceptorship. Students are responsible for purchasing all required textbooks.

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