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Becoming an SNA (surgical nursing assistant)

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nyanit nyanit (New) New Pre-Student

So I've been a CNA for a year now and I really don't think this is for me. I think I am close to being burnt out. I am looking for a way to get another job in the medical field while I finish school. am in school to become a surgical technologist. I have heard about SNA (surgical nursing assistant) but haven't had any luck finding openings. So if anyone knows how to go about becoming a SNA? Or where to look? Thank you

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in OR, education. Has 16 years experience.

Try different terminology. In my facility, we do not use nursing assistants in the OR. They are a completely separate job description known OR assistants. Because they are much less hands on with patient care, the pay is less than that of the nursing assistant. Their primary duties are assisting with cleaning rooms between surgeries, stocking the ORs, and helping move/position patients.