I'm a male student graduating from highschool right away, and I've been accepted into NEPS (Nursing education program of Saskatchewan) and, when I graduate, I will be an RN.
I'm really interested in Perioperative Nursing, but I'm kind of lost. Does anyone know how I would go about specializing into this field? Also, does a Perioperative Nurse get paid around the same as an ordinary RN?
Thanks a lot to anyone who can help
Jun 19, '03
I work in an operating room, and we have several Male nurses who work with us. In Ontario either a Post graduate O.R. nursing course or two years experience required. I know that there are also courses available in other provinces. If you go to the ORNAC website there may be some info there too. I have spent thirty years in an O.R. and there is always something new to learn as technology and procedures change. We have the advantages of working for all of the surgical specialties, or staying in one area. Saskatchewan has the Saskatchewan Operating Room Nurses Group (SORNG). I'm sure they will have a website, and they can likely give you more info. Best of luck! It is an interesting field to work in, not to mention the fact that we always need O.R. nurses.
Last edit by tues on Jun 19, '03