Navy OR Nursing

  1. How long is the wait usually for a spot as an OR Nurse at a large medical treatment facility? I'll be a new Navy nurse very soon and I've very interested in OR nursing. Should I let my chain of command know my desire to become an OR nurse very early on?

    Do Navy OR nurses have the opportunity to become certified as a Certified Registered Nurse First Assist?

    Any insight would be helpful.

    NavLonghorn
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  3. by   sandman1914
    Quote from NavLonghorn
    How long is the wait usually for a spot as an OR Nurse at a large medical treatment facility? I'll be a new Navy nurse very soon and I've very interested in OR nursing. Should I let my chain of command know my desire to become an OR nurse very early on?

    Do Navy OR nurses have the opportunity to become certified as a Certified Registered Nurse First Assist?

    Any insight would be helpful.

    NavLonghorn
    Getting into the Navy's OR nursing program is not difficult at all. I have seen many nurses apply and get accepted into training program without difficulty. From what I last heard, there is a shortage of OR nurses in the Navy so I am sure you should be able to get in as well once you submit a package. I believe you have to be at your command for atleast 2 years before you can apply, but I am not certain.

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