Hello, I am new here and this is my first post.
I am licensed in CA as an LVN (I see the rules for claiming titles are pretty strict around here, do I need to submit proof to the mods or something?), and have been working on RN/BSN pre reqs for a few years since I have been completely unable to find employment in my area. I do, however, have almost 4 years of experience working as a CNA.
My favorite clinical rotations in school were in the Operating Room. So much going on that was so interesting! I wished I had been able to spend more time in there than I ended up getting to
Also, my instructor feedback was that while I had excellent test performance and did well in skills evaluations, my patient interactions were lacking.
Considering that patients in the Operating Room are unconscious, do those of you with experience in this field think I might be well suited for it given what I have said? Is my understanding of OR nursing fundamentally flawed in some way?
I really DO want to help people and I AM compassionate, but my personality does not always come off that way for some reason, and this offends some patients. I figure that minimizing patient interaction might be best for me, and was wondering if that might be possible working in the OR.
Anyone wiser and more experienced is appreciated giving advice!