Ambulatory Surgical Center?

  1. I am a new RN grad, graduated in May, and have an interview on Thursday at an ambulatory surgical center. I have applied for about 4 different jobs in the OR or PACU but haven't gotten any call backs until now. I figured it was due to being a new grad and that these are hard areas to get into due to the low turnover rate. My resume clearly states that I just graduated, but they are still interested. I have always wanted to work in a perioperative setting, but thought I need lots of experience first.
    Any advice from other new grads or experienced nurses working in an ASC? What is your typical day like? Do you work more in the OR or recovery room? What is your patient ratio? Did the ASC train you as far as instruments go, or were you expected to know it already? I am really excited at the opportunity. I would love to hear opinions or advice.
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