I was recently hired into my dream position as a Perioperative Nurse. This is the reason i went to nursing school. I can't believe my first position is actually in my hospital of choice in my position of choice. I was licensed end of August 2012, and went right back to school for my BSN which i am still working on. I was supposed to start in march but they changed the intern program to june, which is fine because i can finish out this course heavy semester and not have to balance that with the studying i will be doing for the OR. I will have some down time and want to learn as much as i can before hand. I also would love some pointers on how to survive or shall i say Thrive in the OR. I was told that the nurses at my hospital do 90% circulating but we will be taught scrubbing, which i would love to do. I eventually would like to first assist. I am so excited and so nervous too. This is my dream and i don't want to blow it! I don't want to be that nurse or that intern that everyone complains about. All advice is welcome I am a new newbie!