AORN Periop 101

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    Hello Everyone

    I am interested in nursing school and my specialty being OR. Has anyone had experience with this Periop 101 program with AORN?

    Any helpful information would be appreciative!



    Thank You
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    I am currently doing periop 101 through my internship, i am a recent grad and this is my first job so all the interns are having to do this class. Luckily, we don't have to pay because it costs a lot! All of periop is online, you read through a section of power points on a certain OR topic and then you take a quiz on it after you are done. It is a lot of information but it is helpful, I wouldn't buy the program if you are not in nursing school yet. See if you can shadow an OR nurse for a few days, that is the best way to see if you like the OR if you have not done that yet
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    I have new or minimal experienced nurses do the course in the first year of hire. Looking at the ST one too.
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    Thanks

    I am actually in the process of getting into shadowing (they require alot here lol) I will keep you updated!
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    I am a peri-op 101 grad. It was a good orientation to the OR since you learn nothing of operating room nursing in nursing school. Landing a job in the OR isn't easy. We had 40 applicants, 20 interviewed, and 4 were hired. Needless to say, it's pretty competative. Training an OR nurse is also very expensive. I'm under a 3 year contract that started after I was was off orientation (which lasted 6 months) and if I leave early I have to pay back part of the $28,000 they spent on training me. BUT, I LOVE being in the OR. LOVE IT!!!
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    Quote from Becca1880
    I am a peri-op 101 grad. It was a good orientation to the OR since you learn nothing of operating room nursing in nursing school. Landing a job in the OR isn't easy. We had 40 applicants, 20 interviewed, and 4 were hired. Needless to say, it's pretty competative. Training an OR nurse is also very expensive. I'm under a 3 year contract that started after I was was off orientation (which lasted 6 months) and if I leave early I have to pay back part of the $28,000 they spent on training me. BUT, I LOVE being in the OR. LOVE IT!!!

    Thanks Becca :-) I may some more questions once I can send private messages LOL :-)
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    Did you have to sign the contract before you started the program? Or do you decide if you want to stay after the course is completed? How much of the $28,000 would you had to pay back?
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    You usually sign the contract when you accept the position (before you start the program) and the amount you have to pay back under such a contract depends on how much of your contract you have left at the point you resign. They usually pro-rate the payoff, although you would have to read the contract carefully before signing it to make sure of this.
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    Becca1880;

    I'm very happy you are enjoying OR life, I bet you are an awesome team member! Nice to hear a positive comment


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