Wanting to work in the plastic surgery or dermatology field

  1. Hello. I have just started working on a med surg floor as a new grad. I am about one month into my orientation and although I know I need some experience I really want to see what path I need to take in order to work in the plastic surgery field as an RN. My goal when I went into nursing school was to eventually work in plastic surgery, the hosptial is just not really best suited for me. My question is do I need to go back to school in order to get into this field? Like become an NP. I eventually do want to go get my NP degree but I was wondering if that is necessary. Also, when I say I want to work in a plastic surgery office I mean I would want to assist the surgeon or anesthesiologist during the procedure or just be the OR nurse. I was wondering what kind of experience do I need for that OR experience or PACU experience? Another field I was looking into was being a dermatology NP. How would I go about entering into that field. I'm interested in both just not sure which one I will go with yet. Any insight would be very much appreciate it. Thank you!!
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  3. by   Ruas61
    Call a clinic and ask. Or see if there is a forum or facebook group for that field.
  4. by   PixieRN1
    I can't speak for OR, but PACU typically requires a year of some sort of ICU experience.

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