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Training to Become a Nurse Endoscopist

Training is available through Cancer Care Ontario for registered nurses to become independent nurse endoscopists. The Registered Nurse Flexible Sigmoidoscopy curriculum has three phases:

  • Observational phase: Registered nurses observe physician trainers perform 25 flexible sigmoidoscopy procedures.
  • Didactic and simulation training phase: One-week session including education and technical skill development using simulators and a simulated patient experience.
  • Certification phase: Registered nurses perform 25 partial procedures (endoscope withdrawals) and 50 full procedures (insertion and withdrawal) under the supervision of a physician trainer, followed by in-person evaluation by 2 assessors who will visit the site. 
To find out more about training in Registered Nurse Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, email or call 1-866-662-9233.
Last modified: Wed, Dec 17, 2014
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