I am going to graduate from an ASN-RN program in Florida. I completed my clinical transition (longer than clinical experience) in the OR. We initially were given a few preference choices and OR was my second choice (under a regular medical-surgical floor). I had an amazing experience but wanting to become an ARNP or continue to advance in my master's degree seemed limited in the OR. I only saw circulators/scrubs
in there. I was given very good feedback and an upcoming job interview
for the position in the OR. Being interested in dermatology, family medicine, I believe the OR experience will not be the best for me. I do have to complete my BSN and this would be a great job in the meantime. although, I am concerned that whenever I try to find a job as a nurse practitioner, I will no be able to get it due to lack of experience with patients, giving meds, and assessing. With this in mind, do you guys think I should take a position in the OR while I complete my bachelor's or, are there advance jobs (with advanced pay- not CRNA's) for OR nurses? thank you for your help and advice!