Introducing Scorpaura

  1. Hello, Im a Belgian graduate in nursing , with a long experience in surgery, first as a scrubnurse in Belgium, later on as a product specialist and manager with Auto Suture and momentally again as a scrubnurse in Austria. Would like to chat with other nurses actif in operating room
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  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Welcome to All Nurses
  4. by   Tweety
    Welcome! I hope by now you've four the OR nurses forum here.
  5. by   suzanne4
    Welcome,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,we actually have an International forum, as well as an Operating Room forum.............
  6. by   scorpaura
    Quote from suzanne4
    Welcome,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,we actually have an International forum, as well as an Operating Room forum.............
    Thanks, have to find my way over here ! Could you explain to me the different nurses abbreviations ( titles ) in Us ?

    Where can I find this forums ?
  7. by   Thunderwolf
    RN or Registered Nurse can be a 2,3, or 4 year generic program with respective associate, diploma, and bachelor entry. Diploma (3 year) is phasing out in many areas. An RN may also have a masters or a doctorate. A masters is usually required for advanced practice certification, such as Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Practitioner, or Nurse Midwife.

    An LPN or Licensed Practical Nurse may be a +/- one year program. Practice is much more limited and are under direct supervision by an RN or MD. Some acute care facilities have greatly limited their use where others, like nursing homes, utilize them more. They are usually paid less than RNs.

    Nursing Assistants, Medical Assistants, Patient Care Assistants are just that....assistants to the RN and LPN and are NOT nurses and are paid less. However, they are often used for alot of hands on care. Many nurses value them because they free the nurses up to provide more of the technical and professional care of nursing.

    Hope this helps.

    Welcome to allnurses!!!

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