2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Associate Degree Nursing
Degree Plan: Perioperative Nursing Enhanced Skills Certificate

The Associate Degree Nursing AAS offered by El Centro Campus is a requirement prior to this Enhanced Skills Certificate.


Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

El Centro campus only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: ES.NURS.PERIOP.INTERN

This two-semester program offers registered and graduate nurses the opportunity to acquire additional theory and skills required for patient care in the surgical setting. The perioperative approach to patient care is employed. Principles of surgical asepsis, patient care, use of surgical supplies and equipment, and ethical/legal aspects are presented. The emphasis of the program is on the scrub and circulating roles in perioperative nursing. Nurses enrolled in this program must hold a current license from the Board on Nursing for the State of Texas or be a graduate of a nursing program eligible for the next NCLEX-RN examination.

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Nurses enrolled in this program must hold a current license from the Board on Nursing for the State of Texas or be a graduate of a nursing program eligible for the next NCLEX-RN examination. Current CPR certification.
Course Course Title Credit Hours
SRGT 1340 Perioperative Nursing 3
SRGT 1167 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Surgical Technology/Technologist 1
Semester Total 4
Course Course Title Credit Hours
SRGT 1441 Surgical Procedures 1 4
SRGT 1343 Perioperative Nursing 2 3
SRGT 2366 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Surgical Technology/Technologist 3
SRGT 1166 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Surgical Technology/Technologist 1
Semester Total 11
Minimum Hours Required 15

Note: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.