job question, triage to amb surg center

  1. Seeking advice.... If I take a triage nursing job in the outpatient setting, will I be closing the

    door on being able to get a job with a same day surgery or ambulatory surgery center (in a

    couple of years, after I get my BSN)??

    Thank you in advance for your input
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  3. by   brownbook
    I'm just kinda sorta guessing about what an out patient triage nurse does. But I think you will be closing the door

    In pre-op ambulatory surgery excellent IV skills are required, (although I have heard some have anesthesia start the IV's), and is very fast paced. PACU ambulatory nursing, while waaaay less intense than acute care hospital PACU, usually prefer a nurse with some acute care, even ICU or PACU experience.