If your nursing program provides a periop clinical experience, consider yourself very lucky! I really enjoyed my periop clinicals and learned a ton about this exciting area of nursing.

The three stages of periop are preoperative, operative and postoperative (PACU). Patients go through each of these stages every time they have a surgical procedure, and each stage has its own unique challenges and opportunities to learn something new.

In this episode, I’m sharing what my periop clinical experience was like and some tips on what you can expect in all three settings.

If you’d like to learn more about PACU nursing, check out episode 238 where I dive into what a day in the recovery unit is like.

Starting nursing school soon? Then you’ve probably heard the horror stories. See how Crucial Concepts Bootcamp has helped students feel more confident, joyful and ready for nursing school here.

The information, including but not limited to, audio, video, text, and graphics contained on this website are for educational purposes only. No content on this website is intended to guide nursing practice and does not supersede any individual healthcare provider’s scope of practice or any nursing school curriculum. Additionally, no content on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.