Newbie!

  1. Hi everyone! I am new to the world of nursing.....just passed boards 3 weeks ago........I have an interview tomorrow for a position on the ortho/neuro floor at one of our local hospitals.......I am excited to be on the floor and working and gaining knowledge and experience!!!!!!!!

    Kammy RN
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Brownms46
    Welcome... Congrats on becomng an RN and Good luck in gaining the position of your choice! You sound so upbeat...and I hope your career is a long and rewarding one...
  4. by   P_RN
    Big old toothy grin to Kammy!! Congratulations!!

    I LOVE ortho and have from day one on the floor.
    The professional association for orthopaedic nurses is naon. The website is:

    http://naon.inurse.com/
  5. by   ZamboniGuyy
    Are nurses right out of school able to go right to Orthopedic Nursing or do you have to do time on a regular floor? I just took my NET last week and applied for nursing school for the fall. Ive wanted to do orthopedic as well but didnt want to go to a regular floor. I was always more interested in sports injuries and that sort of stuff. Can nurses work with those kind of injuries and patients? I'm still trying to find out more info on these things.
  6. by   P_RN
    Unfortunately to the outside world ortho *IS* a regular floor. And yes you can go right into it as a new graduate.

    We have fought this battle for years.."ORTHO not other...." You know the boxes you check on forms etc?

    When you apply tell them you want ortho. In my state there are usually openings. Good luck!!
  7. by   naddy
    Does anyone know the starting salary in this department?

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