What are attitudes towards Perioperative RN's? - page 2

Hey everyone sorry I'm not posting this in the Perioperative forum, but it gets like one post a month lol, so I thought I'd try here. I'm interested in becoming a Perioperative RN, and I'm... Read More

  1. by   DMR1
    Thanks to you all, you've cleared up some of my questions.
  2. by   Chrislynn2003
    I just got hired as a grad nurse to work as a periop nurse.... so excited . I did a couple of shadow days where i observed the nurse's role in the periop setting. One setting did outpatient surgeries, another inpatient. Both were totally awesome. The periop nurse functions mainly as a circulating nurse where I am working at. They do paperwork, help set up for surgery, might do preop, assists in getting anything that needs to be done durign surgery, etc. The periop nurse can also be a scrub nurse, that remains sterile, and handles sterile instruments, but at my hospital there are a lot of techs that scrub. But, if you are intersted in periop nursing, I say go for it. As a nurse that just graduated 3 weeks ago, I am very excited to be offered this opportunity. Also, in both settings, the techs, nurses, assistants, and surgeons were very nice for the most part. Well, good luck in whatever you pursue. Best wishes.