I want to be a circulating nurse, it's why I returned to nursing school. I was unable to find a job in the OR when I finished school so I took a telemetry job. I've been on the floor for 2 years and it just not a good fit. It is not where I belong, I dread going to work, and often cry on the way home. I live within driving distance of 6 hospitals, and have applied to every OR job I have found, I'm a member of AORN. I haven't even gotten an interview.
I'm so frustrated and I'm ready to leave nursing altogether, in fact if I knew I that I was never going to get into the OR I would quit nursing tomorrow.
When I ask other nurses how to get into the OR I get comments like "Who knows, that specialty is a monopoly". How does one get into the OR?