So I was a tech for many many years. Now I am a nurse and it's been about six months or so I relocated to start my new position as an Operating room nurse. I thought it was going to be the easiest transition and that I was going to love it............
Well that is not the case. I miss being involved in the actually surgery.
I DIDN'T GO TO NURSING SCHOOL TO ANSWER PAGES AND RUN ALL OVER THE HALLWAYS FOR THINGS THAT SURGEONS "SAY" SHOULD BE ON THEIR PREFERENCE CARDS!!!!!!!!!!
I am feeling more confident in my abilities to provide great pt care. I am just not HAPPY!
I love my co workers, I love the way we are all a team. Some of the doc's make it a great day and makes you glad to come to work. Others just want to make you chop off your own arm so you can spend the day away from the OR.
My current hospital is currently short staffed and and it's starting to get harder and harder to do daily tasks. Just as having enough people to move at pt, can take a while.
I feel bad cause this is a new grad program and I had extra training.
I think that because I have been in the OR for so long I think it's time to try something else. I am liking PACU just cause I would be around a lot of the same co workers who I really like. But to today I talked to a Icu nurse and she said that they are always looking for new people and that I could follow her for a day to see it I like it.
I can't really do anything for a while since I am still under contract.
Just want people's thoughts..... At this point, I would do anything.... Med/surg, tele, pcu, icu, pacu, er. I just want to try to be a nurse and see how that goes... I just don't think that the skills I use in the operating room are skills that most nurses use and I would like to try those nursing skills....
Thank you for listening to me.