Hi, I was in your shoes 15 years ago...the local community college where I lived offers a 16 credit hour Perioperative nursing course, which I registered for on my own, and paid for myself. Taking that class opened doors! I made sure my instructors knew I was wanting to break into OR nursing, and halfway through the semester, I was approached by an instructor with a contact, which led to an interview, which led to a job! You might try something like that, at the very least it shows that you are not being passive about your desire to be a Perioperative nurse. You can do this, we need OR nurses!