From left to right: Abby Sinclair Scroggs, Jona Del Rosario, Anthony Migue, Arielle Fields, Paola Cuervas, Sara Bradford

The Perioperative Clinical Immersion Program provides student nurses with an opportunity to learn first-hand about the care of surgical patients, of all ages, in a supportive clinical environment. The experience is structured as a clinical course, and exposes students to the perioperative nursing role through didactic, simulation and real time experiences. The program is funded by Kaiser Permanente’s Nurse Scholars Academy Community Health team; Jenny Mendenhall designed the course in collaboration with CSUEB faculty. In its third year, 16 student nurses from the California State University East Bay (CSUEB) have completed the course.

The program is patient focused, with each student following one patient population, for example patients undergoing vascular or general surgery, through the continuum of perioperative care. Students are expected to interact with the patient pre, intra and post operatively as well as with the teams caring for the patient throughout their surgical journey. For more information, please contact Jonalyn Wallace at Jonalyn.Wallace@kp.org.

Jenny Mendenhall, BSN, RN, CNOR, CHSE
Clinical Education and Nursing Practice Consultant
Perioperative Services /KP Nurse Scholars Academy

Jonalyn Wallace, DNP, RN-BC, CENP
Regional Director Academic Relations and Community Health

“THANK YOU for this opportunity. I feel more prepared than I thought possible going into my OR preceptorship, and will always look back on this experience as the kick-start to my career in Peri-op nursing”
Abby Sinclair Scroggs