In order to become an OR nurse do I need a bsn or is an adn ok? I am barely in my 3rd semester of pre reqs at a cc and would like to know which way to go. I was thinking of doing the surgical tech program and working in that field for a couple of years before going for my associates. What do you guys recommend? I have a special 13 year old (emotional health problems), a six year old, and plan on having my third an last child next year. I want to take the right path and not run around in to many circles because I have my kids to be there for. I am 32 years old and after being a certified photographer and doing the whole M.A.A course I finally realized I want to be a nurse, I want to help people, and I love all the bloody stuff!