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Fellowship in Perioperative Nursing (Arizona)

Program Description
The Fellowship in Perioperative Nursing is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for a nursing career in the operating room. This course includes didactic materials and clinical experiences to prepare competent, entry-level, Perioperative registered nurses.

Clinical experiences that include scrubbing and circulating in general and specialty procedures will take place at Mayo Clinic Hospital.

Mayo Foundation is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission.

Higher Learning Commission
30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
1-800-621-7440 (toll-free)
Fax: 312-263-7462

Mayo Clinic in Arizona opened in 1987 as a premiere academic medical center in the southwestern United States, where advanced programs in medical research and education support the highest-quality patient care.

On the Phoenix Campus, the state-of-the-art 244 bed Mayo Clinic Hospital, that opened in 1998, is the first hospital entirely designed and built by Mayo. It has been recognized as "the Best Hospital in Phoenix" several times by Phoenix magazine.

Graduation and Certification
You will receive a diploma and 24 college credit hours from Mayo School of Health Sciences and will be awarded approximately 40 contact hours from the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) upon successful completion of the Fellowship in Perioperative Nursing and comprehensive final exam. Perioperative nurses are eligible to take the Perioperative Certification exam after completing two years of perioperative nursing.

For the majority of the Fellowship in Perioperative Nursing, your learning schedule will include eight-hour days, five days per week.

Class Size
The Fellowship in Perioperative Nursing will accept up to six students per class.

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