That would have been my dream job a few years back.
The National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses has several educational books and tapes. Check with your hospital library forthe naon Core Curriculum
and their education tapes. Perhaps they could interlibrary loan them for you if they don't have them.
The core curriculum is excellent. Perhaps 250 pages covering all ortho systems. Brush up on your neurovascular assessments......
color (pink, pale, blue) sensation......movememvt.....you can find some of that info online if you need to refresh. IndianaState has a good powerpoint presentation online.
Get the doctors to show you putting on a cast....looking at xrays.....removing fixators. Perhaps they'd let you observe some surgery on off time. Learn to ALWAYS check with the doctor.....an itchy spot under a cast MAY just be a gaping sore, or could just be an itchy spot. You don't say where you are located, but see if there is a naon
Boy oh boy I love bones, and I'd love to be right at your elbow on this assignment.