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  1. Attn: Nurses hired into the OR within the last 6 months to a year!
    Hopefully half way through orientation, this schedule is killin me! 😩
    Jul 20
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Attn: Nurses hired into the OR within the last 6 months to a year!
    Best tip, be flexible! 👯
    Jul 8
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Attn: Nurses hired into the OR within the last 6 months to a year!
    Make sure you eat something with substance that will stick-it's a must ☺️
    Jul 5
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Attn: Nurses hired into the OR within the last 6 months to a year!
    My first day, they handed me about 5lbs of breast skin/tissue/fat. You get over it real quick 😝
    Jul 5
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. Attn: Nurses hired into the OR within the last 6 months to a year!
    It's all I've learned this far, it's not bad. Just get in there and be willing to learn and be flexible with learning because everyone does things different. Don't be offended when someone teaches...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. Attn: Nurses hired into the OR within the last 6 months to a year!
    How long is orientation, hrs, call. And yes be prepared to answer how to deal within a team that can have strong personalities. How do learn, if you don't know always refer to policies and...
    Jun 27
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. Attn: Nurses hired into the OR within the last 6 months to a year!
    I'm almost two months in. Love it so far, hard part for me are having different preceptors, mostly though I've been with the same person, luckily. Some scrubs can neurotic with their set up so you...
    Jun 26
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. Average OR temperature
    If it's above 65, I'm sweating like a pig on a rotisserie..
    Jun 26
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  9. lost.....
    Illinois is not a compact state, the last I heard/read they are trying to pass it but not as of yet..
    Jun 13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  10. Do you use smoke filtering bovie pencils?
    Are there no laws or regulation requirements for smoke evacuation? Isn't it a joint commish requirement?
    May 14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. Bovie smoke in the OR
    I just started in the or and still orienting. I just found out in my particular area. Only one surgeon uses a smoke evaluator and none of them use the suction because they say it impedes their view...
    May 14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. ICU to OR
    Thanks for the input sop, do you know how I find more information on the surgery groups? As in job searches etc? I'd like to find out more about this.
    May 11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. ICU to OR
    Thanks sop, I am just starting in the OR after 1.5yrs of floor nursing. I really feel this is where I belong. Floor nursing was very stressful for me. I am good at it but I guess I never really saw...
    May 9
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. What do you do with your partner?
    after 14+yrs I would not worry about him.
    May 7
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  15. What do you do with your partner?
    Haha now he works and I'd like to keep him! We've been together for a very long time now.
    May 7
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  16. What do you do with your partner?
    I am considering traveling sometime in the future. My question is what do you do with you husband or significant other??
    May 7
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  17. ICU to OR
    @sop you've been in the OR for 30yrs. So in 30 yrs are you still just circulating and scrub? I'm going to OR but I am worried about advanced degrees long term. There seems to be limitation for...
    May 6
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  18. Advanced degree and RNFA
    Options for RNFA's with advanced degrees. What advanced degree is most beneficial to have alongside being an RNFA? What are the options?
    May 6
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  19. ICU to OR
    I have 1.5 exp acute med, I am starting OR this month. Bedside was killing me. I plan on picking up prn bedside to keep those skills till I determine OR is all I want. Or what I want to major in.
    May 6
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  20. Another OR  interview
    I haven't started yet, In 4 wks
    Apr 12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  21. Options for career in OR nursing
    Congrats flying ace, I'm excited to start in the OR too. Just curious about my options for long term
    Apr 1
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  22. Options for career in OR nursing
    Thanks houtx! I know about these 3-I guess I was wanting to know if there is anything else. :) Seems like even crna would be hard to do with only a OR background. I guess I was hoping to hear...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  23. Options for career in OR nursing
    Id like to hear from all, not just OR nurses, what are long term careers for nurses in the OR with a masters/NP? What degree and what do you do? Thanks!
    Mar 31
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  24. Another OR  interview
    In a few weeks hopefully!! Thank you!!!
    Mar 15
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  25. Another OR  interview
    I got a job in the OR! Yay!!
    Mar 14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing


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