I'm a new ADN graduate, who has had her license for less than a month. I am 99.9% sure that I want to be a periop RN, either as a circulator or possibly in PACU. I had a brief preceptorship in an OR right before I graduated, and loved it!
My question is this, I am hunting for jobs, and of course they all require experience. Is is possible for me to take an online periop 101 class without having a job? That way I can add it to my resume. I live in a small town (Northern CA), not near any place that either offers the course in house, or even a college nearby that has it, at least that I've found so far.
My second question; should I join AORN? Will this help me in the long run?
Thanks for any and all words of wisdom!