How to become OR nurse need help..

  1. Hi, im a new Rn in south OC California and i wanted to become an OR nurse but i dont know how. I dont know where can i have trainings.. pls any1 could tell me how. thnk u.
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  3. by   CheesePotato
    Good evening--

    Check the job postings in hospitals looking for an orientation or residency program in the OR. OR nursing is taught through hands on traning experience, hence the residency programs, etc, that exist to allow new folks to get their foot in the door.

    Good luck to you!
  4. by   LovedRN
    Sorry just found your post.

    Umm...I found that there is an online class you can take. Here is the link: Ambulatory Periop 101 : Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

    Or you can go here to find OR class near you:
    Online Directory
    The class that offers at hospital or surgery center means you have to be their employee or you have to be accepted into their program.

    I am currently taking class at College of the Canyons. Here is info:
    Fast Track Institute

    Hope this is helpful.