Quick Question | allnurses

Quick Question

  1. 0 I know this is probably a dumb question but I appreciate any answers. I was looking at local internships and I saw a position titled RN-Orthopedic/Surgical. Does this mean OR nursing? Or just bedside nursing patients who have just come out of surgery (in other words do you get to be in the or)? It doesn't give a description. Thanks for the answer.
  2. Visit  Nutmeg5575 profile page

    About Nutmeg5575

    From 'Maryland'; Joined Nov '05; Posts: 185.

    3 Comments so far...

  3. Visit  nanmad profile page
    I would guess it to mean a post operative nursing position. Our unit is Ortho/Spine/Trauma/Plastics. What a combination, but I can truly say in over 17 years, I have never been bored.
  4. Visit  meownsmile profile page
    It is probly a ortho/surgical floor meaning you will get arthroplasties along with other general surgicals, appys, choles, colectomies, etc. Not a bad combination at all.
  5. Visit  P_RN profile page
    I applied for a job once with very similar wording as it turned out to be a personal scrub for an orthopod. That was NOT what I wanted. Ortho cases are too long and too heavy for this old gal.

    The best bet would be to call and ask. Personally I like my patients to all be ortho. Some days however, it seemed I only got med surg...and I was the only ortho certified nurse on the floor.

Visit Our Sponsors