Why are OR nurses so mean???? - page 2

I've been in the OR for 25 years. Started as a scrub tech, worked my way through nursing school, and up to management. Recently, because of a relocation, I took a staff job in the OR, and was struck... Read More

  1. by   brainnurse
    Corvette Guy,
    Will you tell us your OR story?
  2. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from brainnurse
    Corvette Guy,
    Will you tell us your OR story?
    I was a CST for 3 years & Circulator/Scrub RN for over 4 years, along with 1.5 yrs Telemetry & 1.5 yrs ICU. Now, back in the ICU as active duty Army Nurse.

    I enjoy scrubbing in & working with the surgeons in the sterile field. I will not share here why I don't like being a Circulator.
    Last edit by sirI on Aug 24, '06 : Reason: edit personal contact information
  3. by   RNOTODAY
    Quote from Corvette Guy
    I was a CST for 3 years & Circulator/Scrub RN for over 4 years, along with 1.5 yrs Telemetry & 1.5 yrs ICU. Now, back in the ICU as active duty Army Nurse.

    I enjoy scrubbing in & working with the surgeons in the sterile field. I will not share here why I don't like being a Circulator.
    awwwwwwwwwwwww, please??????????
  4. by   Corvette Guy
    Originally Posted by Corvette Guy
    I was a CST for 3 years & Circulator/Scrub RN for over 4 years, along with 1.5 yrs Telemetry & 1.5 yrs ICU. Now, back in the ICU as active duty Army Nurse.

    I enjoy scrubbing in & working with the surgeons in the sterile field. I will not share here why I don't like being a Circulator.

    Quote from RNOTODAY
    awwwwwwwwwwwww, please??????????
    If, you want my further input... send email.
  5. by   chickie3448
    I understand your frustration. I moved to the East coast and started working. The manager and nurses where not friendly and I had a hard time adjusting to this type of environment. I have 34 years in the OR and have worked in several different places, but this one takes the cake. So if you think hospice is for you, go for it.
  6. by   chiliwist
    Glad you left, they didn't deserve you! In those type of situations when you are being bullied these people are inadvertantly putting the patients at risk, do they care that you are so upset that you make a mistake? The mistake is yours. Unfortunatly the good people leave and all of the mean ones are left. Is this what the facility wants? It does seem so when there is little done to support the good guys. Hope you enjoy your new job. I have worked for home health hospice it wasgreat can be hard with all the sadness but at least you will have your integrity, along with the ability to help people it can be very rewarding .
    Last edit by chiliwist on Sep 4, '06
  7. by   micco
    I am new to the OR and I have been told my manager and preceptor that it is not an easy enviroment to work in and this is how every OR they have worked in was. Why? They couldn't explain it. It is a hard place to deal with and as a new nurse, I sometimes question my choice. The gossip and backstapping occurs here as I am sure it does at every workplace. If you like your new job in hospice, stay and enjoy. congrats

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