I am a new OR RN (4 months) and appreciate the dedication it takes to be in this specialty. I definitely want to stay where I am with the understanding that it takes quite a bit of time to be comfortable in the OR. I am also a recent graduate and worked in ambulatory surgery after nursing school.
My questions is this...I feel like I am missing the Med/Surg experience that familiarizes a new nurse with procedures, time management and general knowledge. Is there the potential to move into a more general area after several years in the OR? I love learning all that the OR has to offer, but I don't want to limit myself in the future by not having the floor RN experience. Is it difficult to go from the OR to another unit?