Can you get a masters/np with only OR expierence

  1. Can you get accepted to a masters program with only OR expierence...if so what type of masters is best to look into?
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  3. by   Rose_Queen
    I have only worked in the OR and have an MSN in nursing education. I have worked with other nurses who only worked in the OR and went on to become NPs.
  4. by   lejohnson93
    I work in the OR, and one of my nursing coworkers is going to school for her FNP and she only had 1 year of med/surg experience and she's been in the OR ever since. We have a few NP's in our facility that see patients in the office and also first assist in surgery as well. You definitely have options!
  5. by   JanuaryMSN
    You have many doors open to you! There are MSN programs that will accept students straight out of BSN school (not that I recommend that). My point is, your experience in the OR is definitely not a hindrance to your MSN attainment. You can apply to any program you wish to pursue, just determine what your ultimate goal (become a nurse practitioner? become an educator? teach in academia? step into management?) and apply for an applicable program.
    Good luck!
  6. by   RobtheORNurse
    I have met several NPs that had minimal experience before starting the NP program so I don't see why it would matter if you only have OR experience. You get a good mix in the OR anyway, assessment, medications, positioning, in depth anatomy and some intensive care experiences on the sicker patients.
  7. by   Trappergirl
    I worked with a nurse and she has only been in the OR for her nursing career she got her FNP.

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