First week in CVOR AND passed my boards!!

  1. 1
    This has been probably the best week of my LIFE. I started off in the CVOR on Monday, Wednesday I took my boards with my best buddy...Thursday we both found out we passed and then went back to work Thursday as an RN!

    Because of the awesome advice I got from the seasoned nurses here on AllNurses, I knew not to get overwhelmed, but I have to tell you, it was hard to do. Going into open heart surgery with no OR experience at all, was a big culture shock coming from the floor. However I have to say that the whole team is so friendly and welcoming that it made up for the fact that I was a fish out of H20! Not only am I being exposed to instruments, new nursing duties, paperwork, sterile technique (who would of thought that opening and placing an item on the sterile field would take so much THOUGHT!?) I also have to learn the nicknames too! "Bulldogs, mosquitos, warm, cold" etc. etc!!!!

    All in all though, I am VERY happy my husband and I made the decision to stay in FL for now, to pursue this dream of mine. My only fear is that I will love it so much that I won't want to move to CO because I won't want to lose this awesome team of people. Of course, this could just be a "honeymoon" period that I'm feeling right now...and eventually I will be proficient at this job and it won't be a challenge anymore...but I really feel that have found where I want to be for a very long (if not retirement) time.

    Sigh...for now I will just take it one day at a time, enjoy this new life of mine (try to forget that I hate this town) and dive in head first!
    SandraCVRN likes this.
  2. 5 Comments so far...

  3. 2
    Glad you like it and congrats.

    When your looking for a job in CO give me a hollar/PM. Denver has lots of hospitals and I got a job at a hospital down there before I decided to live in the mtns instead, it was in a CVOR/CTOR. Im in the MTNS now though, not denver. I did hearts for a few years. It was great experience because once you do some emergency hearts/traumas you will never be stressed out doing fractures or general surgery..... I live a pretty chill live now....
    SandraCVRN and ChocoholicNurse like this.
  4. 0
    Congrats, Choc-nurse and thanks for posting your good news. Good for you for following your ambition to work in the OR. I'm in FL too, a travel position in the OR. I love it here! Live/work near Clearwater and have housing on the Gulf!
  5. 1
    Quote from nursinadream
    Congrats, Choc-nurse and thanks for posting your good news. Good for you for following your ambition to work in the OR. I'm in FL too, a travel position in the OR. I love it here! Live/work near Clearwater and have housing on the Gulf!
    That's awesome! Yes, Clearwater is a beautiful area! I'm north by a little town called Mt. Dora. It's nice but just wanting something new. For now we'll make the best of it and it helps a LOT that I love my job lol.
    nursinadream likes this.
  6. 0
    Thanks Argo, that is awesome for you to offer a connection for me We like CO Springs area, but honestly would probably go anywhere in CO to get us started. That won't be for another 3 years or so, but I'm here a lot so we'll keep in touch!

    Thanks again!
  7. 0
    Congrats, ChocoholicNurse!! I'm in FL too and I love it. I grew up in MD so I'm not a big fan of the cold! You will find plenty of CVOR jobs in FL. Good luck!


Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and Create Job Alerts, Manage Your Resume, and Apply for Jobs.

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors
Top