I am a fairly new grad (June 2011) and I am working on a neurosurgery unit. Currently, I am taking a an operating room course (certificate course) so I can become a scrub nurse. I am struggling with the idea that I am going to lose my bedside skills. I know the operating room is an exciting environment to be in with it's own skills and practices. However, I would like to get some opinions from experienced OR nurses as to what their experiences are in the operating room and how it compares to unit or floor nursing.