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  1. Juneau Hospital Info
    I'm an experienced OR RN (BSN, CNOR, ACLS...all that good stuff) interested in Juneau. Can anyone tell me what the hospital is like - mainly work environment and culture?? I have read a handful of...
    Jun 9
    Forum: Alaska Nursing
  2. New grad starting in OR...shoe help!
    I rotate between Dansko clogs and high quality running shoes. I spare no expense when it comes to shoes. Also, I'm young-ish, healthy, and fit, but I don't go a day without compression stockings. ...
    Sep 23, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. I miss my NEPTUNE
    Still using our Rover 2's for now but in addition to a "Neptune Suction Safety Checklist" that must be verbally completed for each procedure with the time out (if you ever worried about adequate prep...
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Best and Least Cases?
    Love vascular and ortho. I'm not too picky but I hate any procedure that starts with "I & D of..."
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. Good website on blood products
    Wow! Thanks for the link!
    Feb 12, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. On-call in the OR
    I would go so far to say that I am burnt out on call. There's just something about being yanked out of my bed at 2am and having to work every third weekend in addition to my 40+ hours per week that...
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. Has anyone gotten into OR via veterinary experience?
    I worked with a CST and an RN in the OR who were both veterinary techs prior to their careers in the OR and from what they told me, there was a fair amount of crossover. I would say you have a leg...
    Dec 25, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. OrthoColorado?
    I was looking for information on OrthoColorado and found your post - did you take the job there? If so, how has it been thus far?
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  9. Anybody LIKE working holidays?
    Some of my best work memories are of working the holidays... Like many have mentioned, the patients and families are grateful, the doctors are nicer, and the one's that are not get a little something...
    Oct 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Colorado Exempla Hospitals
    Can anyone shed some light on the working conditions at the Exempla network hospitals (St. Joes, Lutheran, and Good Sam)? Nurse satisfaction, turnover, management, etc. Any info would be greatly...
    Oct 21, '12
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  11. Denver Health vs. Centura Health vs. HealthONE
    Stay far, far away from HCA/HealthOne. Two words: FOR PROFIT. Lowest pay, worst benefits, most expensive health insurance (especially if you have a family), and notorious for the bait-and-switch...
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  12. Name Badges Worn Backwards
    I work in surgery so the only time I come out of the "dungeon" is to interview patients or speak with family members. I always make sure my name badge is flipped to the correct side before I...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. On-call in the OR
    I just transitioned from a small, regional hospital OR where I took over 100 hours of call every four weeks to a large, level I trauma center OR where I take approx 32 hours of call every four weeks....
    Sep 23, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. CNOR cert; ACLS/PALS cert
    My workplace does not pay for AORN membership but does encourage membership. They do offer reimbursement for the CNOR certification exam and pay in full for ACLS/PALS courses in addition to paying...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  15. HealthOne hospitals-What are they like
    The market is still pretty bleak for new grads across the state, but considerably better than it was three years ago. There seems to be a high turnover rate for experienced RNs in several of the ...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  16. Experienced OR RN Interview - What questions should I prepare for?
    Thank you lockheart678 and Dela RN! Your suggestions will most definitely help me prepare for my upcoming interviews!
    Aug 19, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  17. Experienced OR RN Interview - What questions should I prepare for?
    I will be interviewing for an OR position in a few weeks, what questions should I be prepared to answer as an experienced OR nurse? I have an idea of the behavioral questions (for example "describe...
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  18. HealthOne hospitals-What are they like
    What is the management and administration like at Swedish right now? There seems to be a continual ebb and flow of RN vacancies and I question the turnover rate.
    Aug 13, '12
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  19. TNCC for OR nurses
    Has anyone taken or been required to take the TNCC course as an operating room RN? I recently saw this listed as a preferred qualification in addition to CNOR for a job listing - is this common? If...
    Jun 23, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  20. How to get an OR job!
    I agree with ScrubRNwannabe. The OR needs to see your face and know you're interested. I was working on a surgical floor as a new grad but knew I wanted to be in the OR. I went to the OR for a day...
    Jun 20, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  21. Coming home (aka) returning to OR
    Your post brought a smile to my face. I was a floor nurse before transferring to the OR three years ago. On occasion, I entertain the thought of returning to the floor, romancing the idea of the...
    May 30, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  22. Need a job?
    I'm in the process of looking. Would you PM me with specifics?
    Mar 10, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  23. I start on Thursday!
    Feb 23, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  24. What shoes do you wear in the OR?
    I have been wearing Sanita/Dansko Professional clogs for years but recently tried a pair of Super Birki Clogs. Both are great with sturdy construction, good support, and wipe clean!
    Oct 8, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  25. New to OR - is misery, frustration, and anger typical?
    After working on the floor, I started an OR nurse residency in February and have become more and more discontent with my job. I understand that the gnawing, raw anxiety and sense of discomfort/doom...
    Jul 18, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing