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Training the Next Generation of

Operating Room Nurses


OR Futures has designed a proprietary training program, integrating the fundamentals of the AORN Periop 101 Course and combining it with an intensive hands-on approach to ensure acquisition and retention of critical OR skills. 


Students will participate in a 10-week in-depth training program, guided by experts in the field and emerge with the confidence and competence to provide safe patient care as novice OR nurses.

Newly trained operating room nurses

​Training Program Includes:

  • 23 AORN computer-based modules

  • Supplemental videos and quiz review

  • Intensive hands-on skills practice labs as well as guest lectures from industry experts

  • Zoom based lectures on fundamentals and advanced techniques

  • Group discussions & exam prep 

“True subject-matter experts and phenomenal instructors…worked with them for nearly 3 years…developed amazing curriculum and leveraged our high-fidelity simulation center to include full-emersion, hands-on training, making the hybrid experience highly effective… great communicators…supportive to both our students, and our organizational objectives. I recommend them highly!”

System Director of Clinical Practice & Education 
Adventist Health


With a shortage of skilled nurses and more leaving the workforce every day, we prepare the next generation of nurses to excel in the demanding and cutting-edge operating room environment.


OR Futures draws upon decades of experience to support nurses in successfully transitioning into the perioperative area as novice practitioners. Our comprehensive, hands-on approach incorporates the esteemed AORN Periop 101 program, allowing nurses to graduate within a mere ten weeks, equipped with the necessary rationales and techniques to deliver safe care with heightened confidence.


Ensure that your hospital continues to run efficiently. Contact us today to learn how we can help you develop the future of operating room nurses.

Gail Fisher RN, BSN, CNOR and Mary Rivera RN, BA, CNOR, instructors for periop program
Gail Fisher, RN, BSN, CNOR instructor and company owner

Gail Fisher​, BSN,  RN,  CNOR

  • 35 years OR nursing experience  

  • Scrub and circulating roles

  • Informatics Nurse Leader for EHR transition project

  • 10 years Perioperative Educator

  • Focus in Cardiac Surgery



Mary Rivera, RN, BA CNOR periop instructor.

Mary Rivera, BS, RN, CNOR

  • 30+ years OR nursing experience 

  • Scrub and circulating roles

  • Perioperative Director role

  • 12 years Perioperative Educator

  • Co-author of nursing articles

  • Focus in Laparoscopic Surgery

2921 Passmore Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068

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