Nursing: Perioperative 101 Education

Become a perioperative nurse

This program is intended to fill critical perioperative nursing vacancies within Fairview. The cost of each nurse's education is paid and nurses earn a salary during the program according to Fairview’s RN step and grade scale. Participants are eligible for 40 nursing contact hours in the program developed by the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN). 

The program consists of classroom, lab and clinical practicum and is open to internal and external candidates. Fairview offers this program when we are unable to fill our vacancies with fully trained and qualified applicants.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Perioperative 101 Program


Requirements are as follows:

  • New graduate RN’s welcome to apply who hold a BSN/BAN degree.
  • A current Minnesota RN license by start date.
  • Current BLS certification with American Heart Association or American Red Cross as a Health Care Provider required at the time of application.
  • Must have a strong desire/career goal to work as a RN in the Operating Room environment.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • BSN, BAN or Master’s degree in nursing or higher.
  • Previous experience in acute care nursing, surgical tech or as a anesthesia aide.
  • Completion of a perioperative nursing course at a community or technical college.
  • Current Fairview/Health East employees must have been in their current position for a minimum for 6 months and performance in previous/current Fairview/HealthEast jobs will be considered.

To apply

RN’s are hired into open positions before starting the program. Position and application materials will be posted on when we are accepting applications. 

Note: The training program is considered a “loan” by the IRS and accrues simple interest at 6 percent. The loan and interest are considered “forgiven” after the work commitment is completed and do not need to be paid back. However, at that point, according to IRS guidelines, both the loan and interest become taxable income and are taxed at the supplemental rate of 38.9 percent. 

For more information, contact Hanane Kachman