Surge into the Future as an Operating Room Nurse

In support of Rutgers’ commitment to health and safety for all members of its community, the University has updated its Immunization Requirements for Students to include the COVID-19 vaccine. This health policy update means that, with limited exceptions, all students planning to attend this course must be fully vaccinated.

Course ID: ORN

120 Contact Hours

March 6 – May 11, 2024

Hospital CNO, Directors of Perioperative Services and Recruiters please contact us via email or call 973-972-6655.


Advanced registration and payment is required to secure a place in the Surge into the Future as an Operating Room Nurse Course. All requirements are due after registration and prior to the start of the course.

  1. Current, active, New Jersey registered nurse license
  2. Individual professional liability insurance
  3. Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS certification
  4. Background check – via Castle Branch
  5. Drug screen – via Castle Branch
  6. Physical examination (Download Physical Form)
  7. Copy of Health Insurance Card
  8. Required immunizations – View Immunization Record Form

    *Note: Nurses from other States are required to have a valid New Jersey license in order to participate in clinical practice.

Registration Fee (per session)

  • $3,500 – General Registration
  • $2,975 – Rutgers School of Nursing Faculty, Students, Preceptors, and Alumni
  • View the Registration & Refund Policies

Deadline to register is February 21, 2024.


A ten-week immersion course for nurses who would like to work in an Operating Room.  Spend time learning how to provide high quality, patient centered care through classroom, simulation, and operating room experiences.

Goals of the course include:

Comprehensive classroom instruction including non-technical skills, team coordination, communication and critical thinking. 

Students will learn how to integrate into the main operating rooms with basic skills and training, and the support of trained preceptors and hospital educators.

Simulation scenarios are incorporated throughout the course to integrate classroom discussion, and skills into the OR setting.

Students will receive AORN Periop 101 modules.

Planners and Speakers have no conflicts of interest to disclose regarding this educational activity.

There is no commercial support or sponsorship for this activity.


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and Joint Provider. Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.