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Activity Steps

Purpose of Activity

To provide information about prostate cancer, the history of prostatectomy surgery, the comparison of robotic versus open retropubic prostatectomy, and the role of the OR nurse during prostatectomy procedures.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Describe the prevalence of prostate cancer and the history of prostatectomy surgery.
  2. Identify the structures of the prostate and advantages of using robotic prostatectomy.
  3. Explain the role of the OR nurse for prostatectomy surgery procedures.
Price: $21.95


  • ANCC 2.0 CH
  • DC - BON 2.0 CH
  • FL - BON 2.0 CH

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia and Florida #50-1223. Your certificate is valid in all states.

Test Code: ORN0715B
Published: Jul 2015
Expires: 6/5/2020
Sources: OR Nurse 2015
Passing Score: 14/18 (77%)
Authors: Jennifer Ward, BSN, RN; Melanie F. Sandoval, PhD, RN
Categories: Cancer , Genitourinary , Surgery