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  1. Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans
    Yes I love working in the OR. When is your interview? PM me, I'll tell you more about the interview process.
    Jun 28
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  2. Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans
    It's such a big hospital they are always hiring for most specialties. This is a link to their job opening's page Careers at Ochsner | Ochsner Health System | New Orleans, LA Good Luck
    Dec 14, '13
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  3. Need help with an online test questions for an OR position
    Our timeouts must be done as close to incision time as possible, after the patient is draped. As far as wound classification we use: clean; clean-contaminated; contaminated; or dirty. A basic lap...
    Sep 21, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. OR Sleep Rooms
    Our hospital is very large and has a hotel attached to it for family members that come from far away can stay, and I can stay there if I'm on call, or if I have to work super late and don't feel it...
    Sep 21, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. Don't Want to be a Floor Nurse
    I knew the minute I walked into the OR as a student nurse that's what I wanted to do. I loathed the floor. When I got out of school I tried every thing I could to get into the OR. I had a tough time...
    Sep 1, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. Hospital Training vs College Training for the OR?
    I'm sure it wouldn't hurt, but where I live (Louisiana) hospitals will NOT hire without experience unless they have a peri op new hire program. However, you may be more likely to get hired on into a...
    Aug 14, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans
    I have just started Peri-op 101 at Ochsner Main Campus a month ago. I can't speak to the orientation on the floor, but I have been so pleased with the orientation to surgery. I LOVE my OR job.
    Aug 3, '13
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  8. Per-diem nurses
    I believe that is the point of the extra "per-diem" pay. If you feel the extra pay is not a fair exchange for the inconvenience, we still live in a somewhat free country, find a full time position.
    Aug 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. Struggling/new OR RN.
    Hey Woopsydaisy, I started a peri-op program 1 month ago and I can definitely relate. Hang in there, I think things will get better. One thing that our nurse educator told us that helped me is...
    Jul 28, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  10. Scrubbing
    I was recently hired in the OR and doing a periop program. I was happy to see that I'm being taught to, and occasionally will scrub because I'd like to work towards RNFA. I know Scrub techs are...
    Jul 13, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. Help with "Why I Want to be a Perioperative Nurse" Essay
    I've always been straight forward and to the point as well, so I understand your issue. Although description of the CABG can show our passion for the OR, I would think of this Essay as a pre-...
    Jun 20, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. New to the operating room!
    I start June 24th! @Born2CirculateRn Check your inbox, I just sent you a PM
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. New to the operating room!
    As I have recently posted in another thread I have recently accepted a long wanted OR positions and was wondering the same thing. Thanks for all the great suggestions!!
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. I want to work in the OR
    All my networking paid off. I was offered a position as a circulator!! I start in 3 weeks! Thanks everyone for all your suggestions!
    May 29, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  15. Finally got an interview
    I've been "unofficially" offered the job!!! The manager I interview with told me I was being hired but the official word will come from HR once my references are contacted. I'm so excited I can...
    May 29, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  16. Finally got an interview
    You're right Ac caring & sweet RN the waiting is the worst!
    May 23, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  17. Finally got an interview
    I had my interview today and I have a really good feeling about it! I was told I should hear within a week or two. Keep your fingers crossed for me!
    May 21, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  18. Finally got an interview
    Ummm, because not everyone wants to be a CRNA
    May 19, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  19. Finally got an interview
    Thanks and 4_Sq & MissM! My stomach is in knots and its still 3 days away. :nailbiting:
    May 18, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  20. Finally got an interview
    Thanks guys, yes I plan in researching the company job, etc, I'm a member of AORN and read the magazine to try to learn about the OR, even if some of it seems over my head. I'm practicing...
    May 17, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  21. Finally got an interview
    I finally landed an interview for a surgery position I've been networking for 2 year to get. I'm want this so bad I'm afraid he's going to smell the desperation on me. lol I've been doing med/surg...
    May 17, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  22. I want to work in the OR
    Thanks Kguil, I appreciate your post, the hospitals here don't have traditional internships, if no one applies for the OR positions with experiance then they will put the new hires through peri-op...
    May 8, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  23. I want to work in the OR
    I've been trying to get on with a teaching hospital for 2 year with no luck. I feel like I've failed. I know I can't give up...but I don't know what else to do.
    May 8, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  24. I want to work in the OR
    I would gladly take peri-op 101 but the only way to take that here is to have a hospital hire you and put you through the class. I wish there was a way to specialize in it in school because it truly...
    May 7, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  25. I want to work in the OR
    Thanks kguil, I will try that but I'm not confidant. My hospital has a reputation for not bending on their requirement rules. (ie 2 year OR experience for OR job etc.)
    May 1, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing


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