Quote from Sweet_Wild_Rose
I've worked with nurses who have transferred to ER, ICU, med-surg, and other areas who have excelled in their new position. If it's something you want to do and you can find a position, many nurses have no issues learning new skills. I am currently in an MSN program for education. I could become a clinical instructor, classroom instructor, or work in staff development. How well I would succeed in any of those positions is on me and my abilities.
Well I like the idea of being in the OR, im honestly VERY interested in doing it. And wouldnt want to go into the OR just to transfer out (I have the option to do normal bedside nursing instead). Especially because I think id find it much more difficult to enjoy bedside nursing after doing the OR for a few years.
I just dont want to put myself into a position where the OR thing becomes difficult/painful for me, and then find myself with very limited opportunities available.
Education is something that im certainly interested in down the road, but id imagine that being more supplemental rather than full time.
Is it viable to eventually go from having only (or the overwhelming majority) OR nursing as your primarily skill based nursing experience (whether its for 5, 10, 15 years) to being involved with more of the quality/admin type stuff such as HCAP scores best practice indicators etc?
Because ideally in my mind id love to do OR for a good 10 years, then something not physically demanding and eventually some education aspects.