Periop 101

Perioperative 101 Internship Program

Target Applicant:

This 15-week long Operating Room (OR) Internship is for new graduate nurses, experienced nurses wishing to change specialties, or foreign OR nurses transitioning to OR nursing in the US.

Program Includes:

  • Formal delivery of fundamental perioperative concepts and standards

  • Policy review, case study review

  • Hands-on experience in the Operating Room alongside a trained nurse preceptor

  • Opportunity to share your experiences/networking with peers in a safe, protected environment

  • Exposure to evidence-based practice guidelines as recommended by AORN (Association of periOperative Registered Nurses)

Program Benefits:

  • Receive expert knowledge and advice before you get into the clinical setting

  • Gain clinical experience at a hiring hospital

  • Transition into a competent Operating Room nurse at the novice level

  • Improved critical thinking and communication skills

  • Increased job satisfaction and professional commitment

  • Receive ongoing mentorship throughout your career

For more information, please contact Sentara’s Talent Acquisition Team at with any questions.