WOW! That whole post seemed somewhat confusing, and really didnt make much sense to me?
You circulate, but want to scrub so you thought going to school for scrub tech and working in the ER was the answer? That's what I got anyways?
I came out of school into the ER, worked 7 years, went to the PACU/OR for reasons unamed. As an OR nurse i don't really see how ER would help? Anesthesia does the IV's, NG's, A-lines, Central Lines, codes, meds, intubation's etc etc. Unless you are considering becoming a CRNA?
As far as working as a tech, when you ahve an RN? You can do it, but remember techs don't get into all the technical stuff. If your hospital would hire you as a "TECH", you would be a "TECH" to the hospital. Not an RN. You would not be able to do any of the "RN" scope of practice things as a tech. Not because of any state doing, but because of hospital policy and procudure/liabilities.
I have seen this type of thing already. If your an MD, and you volunteer, the hospital views you as a "volunteer", not an MD.
Stick to the nursing thing, don't apply anywhere as a tech.
As far as scrubbing? I don't think we have any scrub RN's here? There is a shortage of RN's to work in the OR, and techs/scrubs
are not allowed to chart on the OR record. So you have to circulate.............that's the scene here.