How can I get OR training without....

  1. Hi everyone,

    I am an experienced ER nurse, and I am now working in Crisis relief in Africa (currently on one month leave yahoo!). I have always worked in Recovery due to my lack of OR skills. I would love to learn to scrub in effectively. So many hospitals have the nice programs now where they train nurses, but they usually require a long commitment afterwards (naturally I think). Is there some way that I can obtain basic training as a scrub nurse without a lengthy commitment??
    Any ideas? Thanks in Advance, Katie
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  3. by   suzanne4
    Basic training is usually months. I do not know of one hospital that will train someone to have them leave after just a few months. It is quite expensive for them to train a nurse for the OR. Last I heard the cost was somewhere around $10,000 due to the salaries involved of the educators and preceptors, etc. required.