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PR # 108 December 11, 2007  


The Allied Health department of Raritan Valley Community College?s (RVCC) Corporate & Continuing Education (CCE) division is offering an AORN Perioperative Nursing course. The 60-hour program, beginning Saturday, January 12, includes online study as well as hands-on practice in the classroom.

Participants will complete modules online at their own pace, and a series of practicum clinical class sessions/clinical labs will be held one Saturday per month for six Saturdays at Somerset Medical Center, Somerville. The practicum clinical class sessions/clinical labs will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the following dates: January 12, February 23, March 22, April 19 and May 17.

The introductory program is geared toward RNs interested in a career in the operating room. The course includes theory, rationale and skills needed to provide safe patient care in the operating room.

Upon successful completion of the course (26 online modules, clinical practice and a passing grade on the final exam), a certificate from The Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) with contact hours will be awarded.

The $2,100 cost includes all fees and texts. Registration is limited and it?s on a first-paid, first-confirmed basis. To register, call 908-526-1200, ext. 8471. For further information, contact Dr. Sourri Baetjer, assistant dean, CCE/Allied Health, 908-218-8872.

RVCC is located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 40 years, offers more than 80 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community?s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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