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Specialty Nursing (Perioperative)

48 months
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The in-depth, industry tailored Specialty Nursing (Perioperative) program of the British Columbia Institute of Technology combines innovative e-Learning with the high, quality, hands-on learning for which BCIT is known.


If you are a registered nurse with an industry sponsor and want to advance your skills in perioperative nursing, the Specialty Nursing (Perioperative) program of the British Columbia Institute of Technology is for you. We prepare registered nurses to work in this highly specialized area of patient care. Working in operating rooms, perioperative nurses provide safe and compassionate care for patients undergoing surgery. In the pre-, intra-, and immediate post-operative periods, perioperative nurses are a main source of information and support for patients and their families.

About the program

The BCIT Nursing Specialty Bachelor of Science (BSN) is a combination of our advanced certificate program and our specific academic BSN courses. Choose to complete both concurrently or study in the order that works best for you.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Perioperative Theory: Developing Perioperative Partnerships
  • Perioperative Theory: The Nurse in the Scrub Role
  • Perioperative Clinical: Implementing the Scrub Nurse Role
  • Perioperative Clinical: Implementing the Circulating Nurse Role
  • Perioperative Clinical: Integrated Perioperative Nursing Practice
  • Perioperative Theory: The Nurse in the Scrub Role

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Application processing - Ongoing throughout the year.


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • English: two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following:

    • English Studies 12 (73%) or
    • English First Peoples 12 (73%) or
    • Other acceptable BC and Yukon courses or
    • ENGL 1177 - Academic Writing (73%) or
    • 3.0 credits of post-secondary English, humanities or social sciences (73%) from a recognized institution

    Post-secondary education: diploma in nursing

    Current practicing registration with one of the following:

    • BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) or
    • Canadian provincial equivalent or
    • Registered Nurse (RN) license number (if practicing outside Canada)

    Work Experience: minimum six months work experience in an acute care setting

Tuition Fee

  • The cost of a part-time program is the total of the separate course fees.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Specialty Nursing (Perioperative)
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