I was hoping some fairly new OR nurses could answer this for me, I KNOW I want to be in the OR. I will be putting in for my preceptorship at the beginning of next quarter. I have two more quarters of nursing school
. My only question is, I'm just starting to get better at what I'm doing, full assessments, IV meds, catheters, I've started several IV's and I love doing that kind of stuff. I'm afraid that if I go right into the OR after graduation I'll loose some of those skills. But then I think, If I have the opportunity to get into the OR I'd be stupid to turn it down. We have two hospitals in the area that have wonderful new grad residencies for OR.
Did you go into OR right after graduation? How did that work for you? Thanks so much!