I've just finished my first year of nursing.
I haven't had my Med-Surg rotation just yet.
As far as I know, I will only spend very few hours in OR for my clinical rotation.
And, I'm very interested in becoming an OR nurse after graduation.
I'd do everything in a heartbeat to be an OR nurse be it circulating nurse or scrub nurse.
My ultimate goal is to become a registered nurse first assistant (RNFA)
I have 3 questions:
1 - How to gain more experience in the OR as a nursing student?
2 - Will getting a certificate as a surgical assistant will boost the chances?
3 - Is there any test that I can study and take as a new grad to become an OR nurse ?
Thank you very much for your input,
Looking forward to hearing from you.:redpinkhe