danceluver 11,280 Views
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Hello OR Nurses
I am in the midst of possibly accepting an OR position. I wanted to ask all of you who are seasoned or partly experienced OR nurses if you truly enjoy the specialty that you have chosen and have no regrets not going the traditional medical route in your nursing career? Or do you wish you had done something else because you lost all your "traditional" nursing skills. What drew you initially to the OR or after trying other specialties? I know there are perks in working at surgical outpatient settings etc, but I am wondering in terms of the traditional OR hospital experience.
Do any of you really have the chance to scrub or is it just mostly circulating? Any of you decide to get your RNFA after? How is your schedule (generally speaking)?
I am pretty sure after I finish this residency that there will be no going back for me because eventually I want to move up in management and work in professional and clinical development at some point in my career so I know showing and demonstrating consistency is key and I don't want to jump all over the place with my career and keep having to reinvent the wheel so to speak.
Thanks for the feedback!
Are there any FNPs in this forum who regret becoming an NP? Not in the context of advancing their education and moving into a provider role but that they went to NP school instead of PA school?
I have beyond frustrated that the only jobs I am able to get and eventually work in are primary care clinics. I know the FNP role was developed as an outpatient primary care provider but I didn't think specialities like EM, cardiology or orthopedics would be closed off to me. I have also been applying for fellowships and most of them only want PAs (even if we are all new grads). Hindsight is 20/20. I also did a direct entry program so I have limited RN exp (which was fine with my because I always wanted to work in a provider like role). I just didn't realize how much it would be used against me compared to new grad PAs.
Do you know of any FNP who went back and became a PA? Or would that just be ridiculous?
Are there any APRN or RNs who work in alternative roles rather than the typical clinic or hospital, such as with pharmaceutical companies? How does one make that role transition and network connection? If you do know someone who works in this role, what does their job entail and what sort of experience do they look for? Thanks!
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