I've been a nurse for 9 mos on a med/surg floor.
I love the floor and the people i work with. I HATE working nights.
I recently been applying to OR positions. Many years ago I was a dental assistant and loved setting up the room, disinfecting/sterilization and assisting the dentist. I can see myself in an OR.
I realize a lot of it is circulating , but I want to get my CNOR and RNFA so I can do more assisting and less circulating. I want to be up close and personal with the blood and guts. I feel like that is what I was born for. Am I crazy for doing this? I have zero periop experience. But the more I go to my current job the more I long for this dream.
Especially the last two shift I worked were less then desirable, I got kicked twice by patient that was AOx1 and had a pt fall, when I was alerted to this, my anxiety level went through the roof, even though all the proper precautions were in place, aside from me staying the room my entire shift.
When I'm off this is all I think about, this change. Not to mention, I'm exhausted my days off from being on night shift. Tell me I'm not crazy, please, and there is hope. I just don't want to regret leaving the bedside. I want to go to graduate school too, eventually. I know as an RNFA I can go to graduate school, but does that limit my opportunities after? Are there many opportunities for OR nurses or RNFA's with a master?
Thanks for listening to this unhappy nurse