SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital

RN OR Fellowship

The OR Fellowship Program is designed for experienced nurses with no prior experience in a perioperative setting, who aspire to transition into the Operating Room. The program includes a comprehensive AORN (Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses) 18-week course in addition to 6 months of preceptor guided orientation through all 12 surgical services offered at our level 1 trauma center. SLU hospital is a teaching hospital which makes it an excellent environment to learn this specialty area of nursing. Perioperative nursing is among the few nursing specialties where you can experience the whole nursing process, one patient at a time.


  • Eligible for licensure in state of Missouri required.
  • Registered Nurse License in Missouri.
  • Previous perioperative experience preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years RN Experience
  • Working Conditions: Regular exposure to the risk of bloodborne diseases. Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances. Exposure to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries, illness). Subject to varying and unpredictable situations. May perform emergency care. Subject to irregular hours. Pressure due to multiple competing demands.