I am a nursing student soon to be graduating in less that one month. I know what type of nursing I want to get into- OR!! I have 350 hours experience in the OR doing circulating and scrub nurse tasks.
I have been asking the advice of many people, mostly nurses, if it is advisable that I apply for jobs in the OR directly out of nursing.
This might rough, but many of the "Experienced" nurses feel that I have no chance of getting an OR job out of school, and that I have to start on a general floor "like they did" as one put it.
Many newly graduated nurses from my University have gotten specialty jobs directly out of college, and feel that I can pursue OR right away.
I would like to seek the advice of a few more people....