Can a new grad get hired in the OR and other questions? - page 2

Hello all, I'm currently taking my prerequisites for Nursing. I was wondering if a new grad can get hired in the OR? Is there any difference between OR and Perioperative? Also, do all... Read More

  1. by   NewOR-RN
    Quote from SUNGLASSES
    I am an RN with an associates degree, I worked in an outpatient pain management setting for almost 4 years. Part of my job was to assist the doctor with procedures such as epidural, nerve block injections, etc. I'm now very interested in working as an OR nurse but I am not sure if I am elegible for it. I also, check the website to get a certification, but it says you need to have 2 years of experience as a perioperative nurse, would my experience work as a periperative nursing?
    Can I work as an OR nurse with an associates degree? please help
    I have an associates degree, and no experience and I am going through the OR training class right now, and orientation in the OR. They will place me after I complete the class into the next open position. There are two other RN's I know of that are in OR with associate degrees. We currently have a shortage at my hospital in the OR. It's a large OR with 25 rooms. My hospital is magnet, so I think it does help if you have your BSN. I have enrolled into my RN-BSN bridge at our local university, which was a nice factor that probably helped me get in. Good luck to you!
  2. by   Goobstress
    You basically have to get hired into O.R. and do the perioperative training course they offer. It is extremely important that they have this because I have worked with O.R nurses that basically just was thrown into it for on the job training and you can see that there is lack of knowledge and it is simply down right dangerous. Yes you can work in the O.R with an ADN.
  3. by   NurseStelri
    Wow! This thread and the info in it are great, thanks everyone!