Registered Nurse – Perioperative Nursing – Algonquin College

Program Info

School: Algonquin College
Faculty: Centre for Continuing and Online Learning
Degree: Post-diploma
Field of Study: Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing
Description: If you are a registered nurse and desire to work in a dynamic and challenging specialty area, this Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides you with the knowledge, technical, theoretical and leadership skills required to work in an operating room setting. Nurses learn the basic concepts of safe client care in the operating room, as well as proper operating room practices, techniques and procedures.

To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the theoretical and clinical courses within two years.

URL: Registered Nurse – Perioperative Nursing at Algonquin College
Course Based: Yes



LOCATION: Ottawa, Ontario
ENTRANCE DATES: January, May, September
TELEPHONE: (613) 727-4723 – 7031
TOLL FREE: (800) 565-4723
FAX: (613) 727-7665
ADDRESS: 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology was established in 1967, and is located on the unceded territory of the Algonquin People. The College has served over 50 years as a leader in post-secondary education and undergone significant growth since its establishment. Algonquin students are sought out by employers in every industry due to the hands-on skills and career focus they gain from learning in realistic lab and classroom environments. By the time students graduate, they are ready to take on the work world.


Algonquin College provides on-campus housing for students, with a variety of room options to choose from. Whether you are looking for a female only room or a male only room, we have something that will fit your needs. Rooms are all shared occupancy, so you will be able to meet new people and make friends during your time here. Plus, our mandatory Meal Plan ensures that you always have access to food when you need it. Payment options are available, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with the school if you have any questions. 


Prerequisites:* These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
Prior to entry into the program, students are required to complete the online application form at the website.
Application Notes : This program is considered highly competitive where applications always exceed available spaces. Applicants to this program are required to be an RN with a valid CNO registration in good standing and are ranked according to their hospital experience and skillset. Those with the highest scores are offered priority admission to the program. Please ensure to submit your application by the June 1st, 2019 equal consideration date. This will give you the best chance of getting an offer to this highly competitive program. Applications received after this date are considered on a first come, first served basis, as long as space is available in the program.

Applications for the 2019/2020 academic year (Fall 2019 intake) are now available. Students will be required to complete an online application form. You will be asked to provide your personal information, work experience, and clinical location preference. No supporting documents are required at this time.

Applications are acknowledged when received, but review and determination of admission status is done by the date indicated on the acknowledgement letter you will receive upon submitting your application.

Prior to clinical experience, students are required to submit the following documents to Paramed:

  • Provide proof of current Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation Basic Rescuer “C” Level Training.
  • Complete and submit a clear Police Records Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector.
  • Complete the Algonquin College Health Assessment Form and/or Immunization Form at the website .


Fees & Scholarships

International student:$18,114

Notes for Canadian Students:

College fees are set in accordance with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ policies. Fees must be paid each term for you to officially register for your classes. Your costs will vary depending on your program of study, lifestyle and other variables.

Notes for International Students:

A differential fee will apply to international students. Please contact International at for current fee information.

Scholarships, prizes and awards are given in recognition of academic excellence, and can include money, plaques, books, medals, etc, or any combination thereof. They are given in recognition of achievement at a variety of levels (program, department, school), for various areas (subject, program, activity, student government, etc.) and often reflect the interest and commitment of donors from the community. Visit Financial Aid page for more information.

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