The purpose of this tool kit is to provide nursing school faculty with educational resources to enable them to provide their students with an introduction to perioperative nursing. Frequently, nursing students have an observational experience in the perioperative setting but may not have had any didactic content to prepare them for this experience. Recent research has shown that students who have been prepared for the observational OR experience have a more positive experience.
The perioperative setting provides ample opportunities for students to observe the QSEN competencies of patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidenced-based practice, quality improvement, safety and informatics.
Exposure to perioperative nursing in prelicensure education is critical. There is a shortage of perioperative nurses and 64% of the perioperative nursing workforce is expected to retire by 2022. By providing nursing students the education and opportunity to experience perioperative nursing, we are opening the doors for the next generation of perioperative nurses.
Tool Kit Developed by the 2016 AORN Transition to Practice Task Force
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