Columbus, Ohio (Mar. 3-5, 2017 & Mar. 6-11, 2017)

Indian Run Falls

Indian Run Falls

Perioperative nurses are all about feeling comfortable and cozy with the scrubs and shoes they wear, so you can definitely look forward to feeling at home after our SutureStar workshops with the warm, cozy, Midwestern hospitality that Columbus has to offer. Diversity is the theme in Ohio’s biggest city, from the things to do, places to be, sights to see to the people who call it home. Nicknamed “The Arch City” for all the wooden, arched gateways, Columbus provides plenty of variety in activities as well as things to eat and drink, all as unique as the neighborhoods they’re located in.

If you’re wanting to stay close to downtown but your feet aren’t yet tired, feed your wild side by visiting the world-class Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, considered the top zoo attraction in the country by USA Travel Guide. Educate and entertain yourself as over 9,000 animals give you a glimpse into their daily lives. Not to be confused with cozy, COSI (the Center of Science and Industry) is sure to continue the idea of downtown entertainment and education, as the country’s #1 rated Science Center (for families), according to Parents Magazine. Explore more than 300 interactive science exhibits having to do with the ocean, technology, space, life and more.


Scioto River & Columbus Ohio Skyline

A highway bridge over Interstate 70 is all that separates downtown Columbus and the German Village. Get a taste of German culture with this Bavarian-style neighborhood filled with plenty of exciting things to do, which will leave you saying, “Beeindruckend” (impressive). RNFA students can stroll down the Village’s brick sidewalks to plenty of shops, cafes, breweries and restaurants including Hofbrauhaus Columbus, where you’ll be served with traditionally-decorated rooms, beer that is brewed on-site, and of course the excellent German fare. If you’re looking for something quicker between SutureStar sessions, a quick stop at Juergens German Village Kaffee will have you satisfied with culture, coffee and crumb cakes faster than you say, “Lederhosen.”

The nature scenes and parks of North Market are definitely a sight for RNFA student’s sore eyes (and feet). Spend more time and less money simply taking a stroll through one of Columbus’ many nature parks. Stop and smell the roses as Whetstone Park / Park of Roses offers plenty of rose bushes, gravel trails through wooded areas and a fish pond with ducks and geese. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will have you feeling refreshed after so many vibrant plants and colors.

student7-minThe Short North Arts District provides plenty of specialty arts and craft galleries, coffee shops, colorful murals, the Italian Village and plenty of parks. Goodale Park is also a nice reprieve from the downtown hustle, which is a frequented place by professionals during the weekday lunch hour. There is a main walking path around the outside perimeter of the park just under a mile to catch a breath of fresh air. No matter which area of Columbus you decide to spend your leisure time, Columbus’ famous neighborhoods on all sides of downtown are bursting with new places to eat, shop, drink and play into their own unique, dynamic spaces to explore.

Call 800-922-7747 for availability and register today! Note: SutureStar Workshops fill up fast (specialty workshops, such as CV and OB, are even more limited).