Hi all! I'm interested in OR Nursing. I'm on a 2-year wait list to start getting my bachelor's to become an RN (career change). So it'll be a while
I've seen many titles such as: OR Nurse, Scrub Nurse, Peri-operative Nurse, and even Physician's Assistant. Can someone please clarify these titles? Are they all the same thing or do they have different roles? Are they called one title in Canada and something different in the US? Do they get the same pay as any other RN?
I know out of the program I'm going into, they do take new grads and start training them in that field right away. Is it better to do some Med/Surg Nursing first and then go into that? Or just go straight into it if the opportunity arises? If I did go straight into that, would it be harder to change to a different field later without much bedside nursing experience? Is there room to advance in that field?
Thanks! I'm really curious about this!