I know this may sound like a silly question but I am curious whether or not there are any ADN nurses in the OR?
If so, are you a new grad nurse, experienced? How did you land the position? Also, for BSN nurses, did you have your BSN completed before being offered a position or were you still enrolled in the program?
My hospital offers tuition reimbursement for my BSN and I really have my heart set on OR nursing. If an ADN in the OR is a no go, where would be my next best bet? Thank you!
Associate degree nurse are employed in my OR. I currently work in the OR and most of the nurses are ADN trained. I went to the OR with ICU experience and an ADN. I went through a periop course through a local college, did clinicals for the class at my hospital then transferred from ICU to OR.
I went on to get my BSN and MSN though l did work other positions, I work OR PRN. My OR wanted an experienced nurse and they preferred critical care but some nurses have had no other nursing experience.
Have you shadowed an OR nurse since you have been out of school? I think while in nursing school anything new looks exciting but you may have different eyes now that you have graduated. Contact your nursing education department and they should be able to get you in contact with OR educator.
Last edit by KyFNP13 on May 15, '14
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