Perioperative Nursing Program


The Perioperative 101 Program, a formal education program developed by the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN), prepares registered nurses for careers in the operating room. This course is offered to RNs and new graduates. New graduates are required to have an RN temporary permit prior to passing National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). A two-year contract is required for participating in the program. This six-month program provides nurses with clinical education to practice in the role of circulator in the operating room. If selected for this program, students are considered full-time (36 hours/week) Huntsville Hospital employees.

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How to apply

To apply for consideration for the next class, please go to the Huntsville Hospital Careers portal, select Training Programs under categories, or key in RN Periop Trainee to apply. All applications must include a resume with the job application.  For questions regarding this program, email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Important dates

  • Application for Classes Currently Open
  • Upcoming Program Dates:
    • 6/10/24 - 10/11/24*
    • 8/19/24 - 12/20/24*
    • 10/28/24 - 2/28/25*
    • 1/6/25 - 5/9/25*

      *Information is subject to change.