I have a question to put to all of you...
I'm a new graduate RN than has been working in the OR for the last year and a half as a nurse tech. It's a new program my hosp started to lure nursing students into the OR. At the begining of my program I spent 3 months in our open heart area learning how to prepare lines, move patients, stock rooms, etc... I then moved on to the general side and have been shadowing the circulator and learning to second scrub. I'm now doing basically everything the circ does in preparation to running my own room. Today I was approached by the CC of open hearts offering me the opportunity to join the team. My question is...should I?
would it be better to stay on "the other side" (ie; all the rest) and gain experience there or should I take the opportunity in hearts? I've long ago made my decision that the OR is whhere I want to be but I'm worried about specializing right off the bat in the OR. Any input? Thanks Tariet