Quote from turtles
As a nursing student interested in going into OR nursing, can you guys suggest the top 10 things that you think it is important to know before you get there that will be useful to you when you're there? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
1. make sure you really want to be there. there is limited pt contact, and you wouldnt be learning iv's, assessments, and other traditional "nursing" stuff
2. make sure you are ok with technical things, there are tons of machines, and they break down and you have to trouble shoot them often, and there are lots of things that need to be "put together"
3. make sure your orientation has a good scrubbing component to it, because it is important. very important.
4. dont take rude or snippy behavior personal. it really is never personal.
5 be ok with having to take call