A student in OR?? SURE!!, why not!!!
In our OR, the students really are not allowed to do anything but watch, but I think we try to give the students a good look at what we do and why, which I think is important.
For the first time, I am going to have a senior student working with me for her transitions class. 140 hours I think. The best part is that she will be getting some hands on.....preps, foley's and IV's (oh my!!)
I'll try to let you all know how it's going as the days go on.
Frankly.....I'm not real sure about fresh new grads coming to work in the OR.
Never say never of course.....and the OR is ALWAYS looking for good nurses, but I'm not sure that's the place for a brand new nurse.
I pride myself in my floor expericence, before going to surgery. I think that some of my decision making is based on those years. I think too...that it's easier for me to recieve and give report to the floor, knowing where I came from.
My daughter is about to graduate from RN school..
, and while I think she could eventually make a great OR nurse, I think she should work the floors/ICU/ED to get some more experience first.
But where I work,,students are always welcomed!!!