Published Apr 9, 2002
My daughter would like to pursue a career as a surgical nurse. I have contacted Baylor University School of Nursing (Waco, TX). The department head recommended that my daughter pursue a BSN, then specialize, as she may find herself with limited growth as a surgical nurse.
If anyone has any advice or personal experience, I would appreciate it. This is a dream of hers and I want to make sure that she gets the proper education as well as a career path to grow with.
I would also recommend your daughter getting her BSN. More and more jobs are requiring it.
The webiste for surgical nursing is http://www.aorn.org
If she's 18 (or however old you have to be in TX) she can get a job in a hospital as an aid/tech. Always helpful to get experience before starting clinicals in school! :)
She can be a surgical nurse with an ADN but if she wants to persue advancement such as becoming an RNFA (first assistant) she will need a BSN as the AORN (assoc of operating room nurses) requires that.
Definatly go with the BSN because that would ensure Job security
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