Where are you taking you Periop program. I took one last semester at Delaware County Community College and I loved it. I am currently working in a surgery center and per diem in a hospital OR. (I got a job about 2 months after completion of the program). During this program we met once a week and had sim labs and lecture during class time. I thought both were very beneficial, especially labs where the instructors would set up and practice what ever skill YOU felt you needed to work on. Clinical was set up on your own time, at your own pace. Some of us went once a week, some went everyday for two weeks straight, depended on your availability as well as the clinical site you chose. I felt the program was worth the money, atleast to get your foot in the door. I was a medsurg nurse in an acute care facility prior to doing the program, however many of my peers were coming from working at home and/or LTC's, some even new grads with no experience at all and as far as i know most, if not all are working in the OR. Best of luck to you!