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  1. What should I wear to a jail interview?
    Always dress up for an interview
    Oct 17, '13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  2. Scrubbing
    It is optional at our hospital for RN's to learn to scrub, although on the neuro team about 40% of our nurses regularly scrub.
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Hired as an OR nurse! a few questions for you...
    I just went down to SP and asked to borrow one of their books. After a couple of weeks of studying I paired up with a scrub and he quizzed me for the next few weeks. It worked great. I personally...
    May 7, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Need advice for possible transfer
    If you decide to make a change in your specialty the OR is a great place to work ... but not for everyone. I also work in a county jail as a nurse which is completely different form both the OR and...
    May 7, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. I want to work in the OR
    I agree with ORoxyO - Find the closest teaching hospital and go through their internship program. That is what I had to do before transfering to a private hospital. Good luck!
    May 7, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. OR nurse in U.S.
    I am in a Trauma 1 hospital and we have 1 circulator and 1 scrub with the exception of bad trauma cases. The pediatric hospital next to us always has 2 of both.
    Feb 25, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. who lives an hour away fro work? or would you consider it?
    I live an hour away from the hospital. For the first 3 years I didn't mind the drive at all (three 12 hour shifts a week) and the unit was okay with the travel time for call shifts. A few months ago...
    Feb 25, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. OR newbie needs advice
    My best advice is to ask your preceptor if there is anything they do that they feel strongly about. This helps them feel like you are willing to learn and will most likely get them to back off a...
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  9. Call pay?
    $2.50/hr to be on call. 3 hour minimum if called in
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  10. Just started Periop program and not sure it's for me
    That is a tricky question. What are your concerns? Are you feeling intimidated, or just unhappy while at work? I have found that I love to work in certain services and dislike others. Give us a...
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. Correctional Nursing
    Safety depends entirely in the facility you are planning on working at. I feel completely safe at work. You are going to need to spend a significant amount of time reading posts on this forum to find...
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  12. License on the line!!
    In addition to good documentation I would suggest keeping a written journal at work. This can provide support for your claims if you ever need it.
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  13. OR Nursing Career
    In my opinion, nursing is not necessarily proficiency in a certain set of skills - but instead it is a way of thinking, problem solving, communicating, and knowing where/how to find answers. All of...
    Sep 4, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. On-call in the OR
    In our OR each RN is supposed to sign up for 5 call shifts. How it ends up working is about 1/2 the staff takes 10 shifts/month and then a few months later we switch. It works great for preventing...
    Sep 4, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  15. Question .... for How long we can keep skull bone in refrigerator?
    Our hospital policy is to keep the bone at -70 degrees for up to 2 years. I had to look it up to be sure - seems like a very long time to me.
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  16. attention: senior nurses
    Either too concerned about their lack of knowledge to try, or too arrogant to listen to constructive criticism. Either way, they halt their own progress and frustrate the rest of the staff.
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing


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