To those new grads that went straight to OR......
1. Did you have the oppurtunity to work as an SNA in the perioperative area?
2. Did you shadow in the OR during school?
3. We're you able to easily find new grad OR programs in your areas?
4. Are there any that DID NOT work as an SNA and still get into a new grad program?
Thank you any and all who might answer these questions. I have one year of school left and I'm so excited to start a career in the OR that I want to plan ahead so I may transition directly into a new grad program. I'm already working as an SNA/CNA and I'm currently looking to shadow in the OR. I'm not having very much luck finding contacts, but I'll keep trying. AORN has a student membership I'm thinking about getting. Hoping that'll connect me with some shadow oppurtunities, as well as provide some valuable info.