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  1. Dallas/Fort Worth Perioperative Salaries
    Straight out of Nursing School last year, $22.50 at a hospital in Dallas, we have 43 OR rooms, 6 mo internship.
    Dec 27, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Prep
    Hearing yall mention a 10 minute prep is shocking. I could only imagine the crap I would get from my surgeons if I prepped for 10 minutes, I feel rushed while using chloraprep sometimes, and these...
    Dec 19, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Asked to stay late with call team w/out call team pay
    In our OR if someone is asked to stay late or come in on their day off and they are not on call, they are paid a Critical Shift Diff... which I believe is time and a half.
    Dec 12, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Night Nurse III: Slip-Slidin' Awaaaaaaay
    When I was in High School, a teacher/mentor/musical theatre director would constantly reassure me by saying at least you have "inner grace." I've always said my 1st daughter would be named Grace,...
    Nov 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. skirts in the OR
    We have a few nurses in our facility in TX that wear scrub skirts. They are provided and laundered by the hospital, as are the rest of our scrubs, and the ladies wear thick pantyhose under their...
    Oct 10, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. Surgery hats are KILLING my hair!
    I wear hats from, they have a terrycloth band around the hairline and I've never had any breakage, they're comfortable too! Good luck, I hope you find a good solution.
    Aug 11, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. How does your hospital handle this?
    Our facility also charges us PTO for "holidays." I think it sucks, but I guess you just have to factor holidays into your PTO when considering using it. I'm glad to hear we aren't the only ones.
    Jul 14, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. First Code (Sorry it's long)
    Hey Yall, This is kind of a vent, but also any tips would be appreciated. I'm a new RN, 6 mos working OR and this week I had my first code. I am still being precepted, and have not experienced a...
    Jun 27, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  9. Pay for carring the beeper
    region - north texas level 1 trauma, not-for profit, private # of or's - 47 $$ for being on call only - 2 specialty get extra?? - not sure good luck, i hope you are successful.
    Apr 8, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  10. Scrub pants vs thighs
    We had to wear Landau for school - I found them uncomfortable in the thigh area - I was so happy to never have to wear Landau anymore!!
    Mar 31, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Thongs with scrub pants!
    The type of underwear should not be the issue. The pants are the issue. I personally am 22 yoa and find a thong more comfortable than briefs. I don't wear pants that are so tight that my underwear...
    Mar 31, '08
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  12. New Grad, So confused
    Have you considered school nursing? The OR (at least at my facility) offers 8 hour shifts - but not a normal 9-5... We start at 0630-1500. Good luck in the job hunt. Congrats on passing your boards.
    Mar 25, '08
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. Belly Button Gunk
    Haha I couldn't agree more! I'm a new OR nurse and one of my first abdominal preps I was so grossed out by what I dug out of this clean looking patient's belly button. It is also interesting to...
    Mar 20, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. 501 ways to know you've been on too long!
    187. You were so excited when you passed your boards because you could go change your username to usernameRN.
    Mar 6, '08
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  15. Foley Balloon Test
    I'm also a new OR nurse, and in our facility we do not test the balloons on our foleys. The rationale at our facility though is because the manufacturer instructed us that it is not necesary as the...
    Mar 6, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  16. Shoes...what do you wear?
    So I decided to try out danskos, hopefully my feet will thank me more than my bank account did... Thanks for the tip about the pants, but I'm only 5'0" - I don't think any pair of pants has ever...
    Feb 25, '08
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  17. failing in the OR
    I'm a new OR intern too, I am also the type of person who is too hard on myself. The OR is a totally different type of place. I see nurses come who have been in the OR for 10 years come in with the...
    Feb 18, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  18. So I took NCLEX this morning... need to vent
    I PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm an RN!:yeah: Thanks for your support!! I think that was the hardest couple days ever! Thank God Texas is a quick result state!!!
    Feb 13, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. So I took NCLEX this morning... need to vent
    Good luck to you too! I heard that feeling like you failed is a good sign because of the CAT... hopefully that's alright.
    Feb 11, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. So I took NCLEX this morning... need to vent
    I just want to cry!! I went straight to the mall for a little retail therapy and to keep myself from thinking about it... I feel horrible. I don't know why, but I was just convinced that I would only...
    Feb 11, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Shoes...what do you wear?
    I too am a new grad and during nursing school, and even working in an office for 12 hour shifts I LOVED my nursemates, I especially liked that I don't need to tie them, I always have shoelace issues,...
    Feb 7, '08
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  22. Cloth surgical hats
    We are allowed to wear cloth if all hair is covered. Wash to AORN Standards.
    Jan 14, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  23. What ?'s to ask a future employer....
    Ask what the retention rate is and what is the reason that most employees give for leaving. That's a pretty good thing to know, it helped me make my decision between 2 facilities. Good luck in your...
    Jan 12, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  24. Surgery Nurse or Operating Room Nurse???
    Actually some facilities do refer to a "med/surg" floor as Surgery, if they have their post-op patients on a separate unit from the "med" or ill patients, I am a new grad in the OR and I did apply...
    Jan 11, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  25. Comparing Wages in the OR setting
    I am about to graduate with my BSN in Dallas, TX. As an OR graduate nurse intern, my starting salary is 21.50, an offer that I received from another hospital was $23.77. Both hospitals are level 1...
    Nov 25, '07
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing