nurse1805 985 Views
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I say go for it! I graduated 1 1/2 years ago and got my first job in a rural hospital. I love it because I get to experience a little bit of everything. I work med/surg, ER, A&R, and recently in the OR. It is great because you get to use many of your skills in a rural hospital. At first it can be overwhelming, you deal with a variety of patients, but it only makes you a more of a well-rounded nurse.
I have about 1 1/2 years experience in a rural hospital where I've done med/surg and ER. I've recently started working in the OR. I'm excited yet at the same time, nervous. Any tips/encouragement from those who have OR experience would be much appreciated!
I think the best way for you to get into nursing is to get a job as a CNA (certified nursing assistant). It's a great way for you to get exposed to nursing. I would suggest applying to a 4 year college to get a bachelors (BSN) due to the fact that employers may hire a BSN over an ADN. A bachelor's also gives you opportunity down the road if you want to apply for a management position. Nursing school isn't easy, but it is well worth it! Good luck!
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