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by Coral Gittings Coral Gittings (New) New

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Hi there,  I currently work in an OR but wondering what there is to advance to. I'm only 25 and wondering if this is the max. Are there advancements that make more money besides management? Is going to an outpatient surgery center going to make you more money? Just curious as to what is out there besides management and RNFA.

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Rose_Queen has 15 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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Education, informatics, I’ve worked with some nurses with only OR experience who have gone on to NP, I’ve worked with nurses who have transitioned to other specialties. 

In my area, outpatient surgery centers pay less because of the no weekend no holiday no off shift perks. You’d also lose any call pay if you do that currently. 

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LovelyElly has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in CNOR.

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If you want to do first assisting you can get your RNFA. If you want to go even further you can go the AGACNP-RNFA route and bill for your services. They make a decent salary and working with a private surgical group could be great (in my very biased opinion, bc this is the track I’m on). Good luck!

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LovelyElly has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in CNOR.

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Oh WOW! sorry, just saw the part where you didn’t want RNFA. There’s many CNS programs out there too. I know many OR nurses that went on to be AGCNS’s. You could also go AGACNP without the RNFA part and depending on your state, you could work with a surgical group on consults, post op appts etc.

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