Perioperative Nursing Annual Application
Minimum Entrance Requirements
A. Meet college admission criteria as stated in the College Catalog prior to applying for application into the program.
B. Complete and submit a Perioperative Nursing program application.
C. Provide proof of an unencumbered registered nursing (RN) license.
D. Submit three professional letters of reference on company or organization letter head.
E. Submit a 500-word essay describing your career and educational goals in perioperative nursing.
F. Have completed a minimum of an associate degree in nursing.
G. Apply for admission prior to the deadline.
H. Attend a formal interview with program faculty as directed (following receipt of application).
I. Prior professional nursing experience preferred but not required.
J. Submit official college transcripts to CBC Student Records office for every college attended
a. Transcripts from other colleges must be received by Columbia Basin College Student Records office as
soon as they are available. This will expedite your application to the Perioperative Nursing program.
b. Students who have taken classes at Columbia Basin College do not need to include a transcript from
The Student Records office will provide a current copy of your transcript to accompany this
General Information for Accepted Students
Once students have been accepted into the program, the following information will be helpful to guide them with other
requirements necessary to maintain enrollment.
A. Student study requirements have been found to be a minimum of three hours per week for each scheduled theory
B. After acceptance, you are required to submit a national criminal history search, and upload your immunization
history using the College-approved vendor. All students must provide results of a yearly tuberculin skin test by the
due date listed and comply with all program and College policies, and evidence of currency of required
C. All students must successfully complete required courses with a 75 percent or higher (2.0 GPA) to remain enrolled
in the Perioperative Nursing course sequence.
D. Attendance is vitally important to successfully complete the Perioperative Nursing certificate. Students must adhere
to the attendance policy.
E. Scholarships and loans may be available through the Financial Aid office or Worker Retraining programs. For more
information, contact that office and review the Columbia Basin College website (columbiabasin.edu).
F. All students are encouraged to have accident/health insurance. A student injury and sickness insurance plan is
available for purchase. Forms are available from the campus Cashier’s Office or the Health Science Center.
G. All students are required to have malpractice insurance; this is not accident/health insurance. The fee for
malpractice insurance will be included with registration.
H. Students will have regularly scheduled class sessions throughout the Perioperative Nursing program. During winter
quarter, students will be required to attend clinical sessions. Clinical sessions will be scheduled as clinical space is
available. Students need to be flexible during the clinical sessions to accommodate the rigorous clinical schedule. A
minimum of 165 clinical hours must be completed.
I. Students must attend a formal program orientation prior to the start of the Perioperative Nursing program.
For additional information or assistance related to these entrance requirements, please contact the Health Science Center
Health Science Center, MS-R2
Columbia Basin College
2600 North 20th Avenue
Pasco, WA 99301
I have read all of the criteria and requirements for the CBC Perioperative Nursing program.
I certify my information contained within this application is accurate and complete to the best of my ability.
Applicant Signature Date