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  1. Attn: Nurses hired into the OR within the last 6 months to a year!
    Review the roles of both circulating and scrub nurse. Special achievements of the hospital regarding surgery i.e. the use of o arm, hybrid rooms for tavr, robotics, etc. New technology use in the OR....
    Feb 9
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Attn: Nurses hired into the OR within the last 6 months to a year!
    I'm officially off orientation you guys. I'm flying solo, but I'm never alone :)
    Dec 17, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Attn: Nurses hired into the OR within the last 6 months to a year!
    What's your schedule?
    Jul 26, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Trauma Room (OR)
    Thanks for the advice! I'm already at a level one trauma hospital. I hope that's true for me about not paying for the TNCC. If not, I don't mind out of pocket as I would like to work the trauma bay...
    Jul 20, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. Attn: Nurses hired into the OR within the last 6 months to a year!
    Going well so far! It's frustrating though when the person I'm paired up with doesn't want to talk to me that much or expects me to know more than what I do! Especially if it is my first time ever...
    Jul 20, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. surgical count
    This or we do an post-op xray.
    Jul 19, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. If you could just pick up and leave, where would you go?
    Yes! I know I want to go to Barcelona, Rome, and Tuscany now. I would like to retired to any of those 3 places in the future.
    Jul 15, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Playlist
    It's usually a Pandora station or their favorite radio station for us.
    Jul 14, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  9. Trauma Room (OR)
    I'm gonna ask the people who normally work traumas their opinions too! Wow, 7 years?! That's awesome. I was thinking just like the ACLS, I would have to renew q2 years. You're thinking about...
    Jul 9, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  10. Trauma Room (OR)
    Thanks for the info!!! I'm still leaning towards taking it, but we'll see!
    Jul 9, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. Does your hospital or facility badge include your credentials?
    Yes, my current hospital has RN, BSN, CNOR, etc listed on our badges. My previous job did not.
    Jul 8, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  12. Trauma Room (OR)
    I would like to eventually work in the Trauma Room of the OR when they roll on in someday. (In addition to working/rotating in all the other different types of cases). This would be a long-term goal...
    Jul 7, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. Nursing salary and buying a home?
    This is a really good informative thread. Even though I'm not ready to buy a home yet, this information is great advice to keep in mind!!!!
    Jul 6, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. How to spend this summer
    If I could go back, I would have use that time to relax and have fun. Spend time with friends/family. Exercise. Maybe even travel. Once school starts, those things listed are a luxury to achieve at...
    Jul 6, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Attn: Nurses hired into the OR within the last 6 months to a year!
    I feel ya about breakfast! Breakfast is more of a luxury for me now. It never seems like I have time for a decent breakfast with coming in so early in the morning. It's usually a bar of some sort...
    Jul 6, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  16. Attn: Nurses hired into the OR within the last 6 months to a year!
    My hospital requires us to scrub and circulate, which I love because I want to do it all. It's nerve-wrecking at first because you don't want to contaminate the field or pass the wrong instruments....
    Jul 5, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  17. Attn: Nurses hired into the OR within the last 6 months to a year!
    Has anybody starting scrubbing yet? Boy oh boy, it's terrifying and exciting all at the same time!!!
    Jul 4, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  18. Attn: Nurses hired into the OR within the last 6 months to a year!
    How's it going guys?!?! Finished my first week. Lots of stuff, but it'll be okay. I also like to do things on my own time, so I'm using this weekend to read over a few chapters and really get these...
    Jun 21, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  19. Staffing Issues.  (rant)
    Back when I was a CNA on a med/surg floor, my manager signed off on a schedule where one night there were only 3 RN scheduled for a 40 something bed floor that was constantly full/receiving the most...
    Jun 6, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. What does your username mean?
    I started this thread about 4 years ago. Makes me smile that it's still going :)
    Jun 6, '14
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  21. Petition to Force NP Programs to Provide Preceptors
    From the threads I've seen on this site, it bothers me that some programs do not provide preceptors. What happens if you are unable to find one in time? Do you get a refund?
    Jun 6, '14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  22. RN's what was your occupation while in nursing school?
    CNA, then NT.
    Jun 6, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Laptop vs Paper
    My program had a lot of PowerPoint ppl can print off. I usually just jote down little notes not mention in powerpoint. I barely used my laptop in school for note taking.
    Jun 6, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Attn: Nurses hired into the OR within the last 6 months to a year!
    Thanks everybody! I already bought some mortars spiral bound notecards for mini.note taking. I'm beyond ready for this and can't wait to start!
    Jun 6, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  25. Attn: Nurses hired into the OR within the last 6 months to a year!
    I recently accepted an OR position and will start this month. I'm beyond excited! I'm still trying to find my niche in nursing and I have a good feeling about this. My question is for those who have...
    Jun 1, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing


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