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 three-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.

*A position in the OR requires the employee to take call and be able to return on-site within 30 minutes. This is not required while in the program.

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How to apply

If interested, please apply via the Huntsville Hospital Careers portal, Job Category: Licensed Registered Nurse (RN) for "Perioperative Trainee." After the application is completed online, attach a formal resumé with job application or send it to the following address:

Perioperative Nursing Program - Huntsville Hospital, Corporate University

P.O. Box 1167
Huntsville, AL 35801

If you have any questions regarding this program, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Important dates

  • Application for next Classes Currently Open
  • Next Program Runs:
    • October 5, 2020 - February 5, 2021
  • Future Program Dates*:
    • December 14, 2020 - April 16, 2021*
    • February 22, 2021 - June 25, 2021*
      *Information is subject to change.