I am graduating a RN Nursing Program in 4 WEEKS! I have been shadowing various units in the hospital where I plan to work. I enjoy the OR the most out of any units I have been too, but I am worried about limiting myself in the future. Are there advancements for OR nurses besides management opportunities?
Originally I had wanted to work on a high risk antepartum/postpartm med/surg unit (or the NICU) and then eventually go on to get either my women's health NP or neonatal NP; but the med/surg unit does not have any openings and I liked the OR a lot.
Any advice/information is greatly appreciated!!
Nov 19, '06
I'm curious about this also.
Nov 20, '06
I think OR jobs are interconnected with a few places.
For instance: Infection Control departments tend to employee nurses and the OR works with IC quite a bit; Quality Assurance departments same deal.
There is Nurse Educator which tends to be a higher level position
Nurse team Leader, Nurse Clinical Coordinator these are all jobs I've seen in my current hospital. Dont' forget, you develop a very personal relationship with the Surgeons in the O.R. I think more so than on the floor. This allows you the chance to network to achieve desireable postions in Office and Clinics.
Last edit by Rezidentura on Nov 20, '06