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  1. Typical Orientation for PRN OR positions???
    I was hired PRN in OR after being away from nursing for 10 years. Prior to that I had 14 years OR experience. My orientation was about 3 days . Just learning how things were done at this facility and...
    May 30
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Why do some new OR nurses "make it" and some don't?
    I am very OCD and found that many of the good OR nurses are as well. Think it is a very good trait to have and be a successful OR nurse and definitely what the others said as well. Not taking...
    Mar 22
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Getting used to gore?
    Been doing ortho cases for years total joint replacements, traumatic open fractures never bothered me but did a scalp procedure under local with IVS and don't know why but made my skin crawl the...
    Mar 22
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Morning Report
    YES!!!
    Feb 25
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. OR nurse with a family.
    I worked many years in OR and never took call. We had non-call positions and I worked 9 to 5 and every sixth weekend.
    Feb 10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. Advice on getting back in the OR
    It did all come back! Like riding a bicycle! Had no problem at all getting hired once I actually tried. Did NOT take any refresher. The only place that required it was the hospital that offers it....
    Feb 1
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. Scrubs Provided By hospital??
    I agree! I have been away 10 years and I was told some things had change. While there shadowing I was shocked to see the scrub techs with nail polish. I was told that AORN standards say its ok if not...
    Jan 31
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. Scrubs Provided By hospital??
    They have a locker room didn't look like anyone used it though.
    Jan 30
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  9. Scrubs Provided By hospital??
    Do you keep extras at work for contaminated cases where you need to change and do you wear them home or do you bring clothes to change into?
    Jan 30
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  10. Scrubs Provided By hospital??
    After many years away just rehired to OR. This hospital does not provide scrubs. OR nurses expected to purchase their own and wear them into work . This goes against everything I was ever taught in...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. Return to OR nursing
    I was just hired after being away 10 years ( had 14 yr. prior OR experience). I was hired to work PRN in OR at local hospital. The only thing I did to prepare was reinstate my lapsed nursing license...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. What is fair pay rate for my situation?
    I thought it sounded fair. I was offered another position before this one and when salary was discussed they wanted to know what it would take to get me to take the job. I had no idea what to say...
    Jan 3
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. What is fair pay rate for my situation?
    Have been offered a PRN position at $27 per hour plus 25% differential. Have not worked in 10 years but have 14 prior years experience in this specialty. When I left 10 years ago was making $33.80...
    Jan 2
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. UAB RN Refresher Course
    Anyone have any knowledge of refresher course offered by UAB. Anyone who has been out of nursing for 10 or more years successful in getting employment after completion of course?
    Nov 11, '13
    Forum: Alabama Nursing
  15. What is a good job to go to from the OR? I cant find a job.
    You could try Endoscopy . Same basic skills needed or so I've been told. Might find a surgeon who could use a private scrub. At the hospital where I worked we had a lot of nurses with ER background...
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  16. Apply In Person or Mail Resume???
    I just recently renewed my license after being out of nursing for several years. I have 14 years experience as an OR nurse and would like to apply at a couple of surgery centers. I no longer live in...
    Aug 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. Longest Break From Nursing??
    I left nursing 10 years ago after a 14 year run in the OR. Wondering what is the longest break anyone has had and how did they get back in and did they go back to the same specialty?
    Jun 21, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery 13th or 14th edition?
    I just bought the 13th. They update every four years. I bought the older addition off ebay because it was much cheaper. Don't think there is much difference other than the cover. This was the first...
    Jun 21, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  19. Advice on getting back in the OR
    Thank you so much! That is what I've been thinking but it is nice to hear some encouragement from someone else. I did talk with a recruiter at the major teaching hospital in my area and she said they...
    May 3, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  20. Advice on getting back in the OR
    Thank you for the response! In my dreams at night for the last 10 years I very often dream I'm at my old job so I don't think it ever left.
    May 1, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  21. Advice on getting back in the OR
    I do live in a large metro area that has at least 6 major hospitals (one is a major teaching hospital / university). They are the one that offers the RN refresher that keeps canceling but they told...
    Apr 30, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  22. Advice on getting back in the OR
    I am a former OR nurse CNOR certified with 14 years experience. I was promoted to Orthopedic team leader a few months prior to my leaving. I quit to follow my husband to another city for his job and...
    Apr 30, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  23. Nurses with Type 1 Diabetes...?
    I am an RN with Type 1 Diabetes. Was diagnosed right after graduating nursing school. Worked in the Operating room for 14 years. Took 2 insulin injections a day for several years. It was always...
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  24. New OR Nurse and feeling overwhelmed...
    I went to work in the OR straight out of nursing school and I agree with all of the others in saying that it does seem to be just the culture of the OR. I cried often the first few months and...
    Jan 14, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  25. Returning RN..do you explain employment gap in cover letter?
    So glad I found this site. I too have been out of nursing for close to 10 years raising my children. I had worked as an OR nurse for 14 years prior to quitting to be a full time stay at home mom....
    Nov 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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