Are there any OR nurses out there that have gone from OR to floor nursing? If so, what specialty did you switch to and what OR nurse skills did you mention in your interview in order to get the job?
The OR is my first job out of school and I have been in the OR for 10 months now. At first, I found OR nursing really intriguing because there was so much I didn't know and it was challenging for me. However, now I'm eager to learn more and grow more as an RN and I feel like I'm loosing a lot of bedside skills and knowledge about meds/diseases that I learned in nursing school
. I love the OR, but I am thinking about my future and eventually I'd like to go back to school and become a nurse practitioner. That's why I want to work on the floor. I'm specifically interested in a cardiac med surg or step down unit! I loved learning about the cardiovascular system and want to develop nursing skills on the floor to help patients with cardiac conditions.