step down RN offered OR position

  1. Hey, I've been working on a step down floor for the last year. I've recently been offered an OR position in my hospital. I wouldn't be scrubbing in, but from what I've heard, it can still be a lot to learn. I think most of nursing is difficult and my position now can get stressful too, but I'm wondering if you find OR nursing stressful? What is your daily routine like? My training would be 6-9 months and I would attend a periop class once a week. I'm looking for something different than floor nursing, but I want to make sure I'm making the right decision. MY hours would be 7-5 4 days a week, which is also nice, as I've been working nights for the last year. However, this isn't my main reason for making the switch. OR nursing sounds exciting as you see something different every day. I'd love to hear others' experiences and opinions of OR nursing! Thanks!
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  3. by   ctsurgeryscrubrn
    Hi there - I am biased but love the OR. I only scrub now, but did circulate for a good bit. Please feel free to email me if you'd like some guidance and understand the expectations.
  4. by   SQueenRN
    I worked as a floor nurse for 8 years before going to the OR and i will NEVER look back! I love the OR so much! yes, sometimes it's stressful but it's ONE PATIENT AT A TIME!!!! I feel like OR nursing is the hospital's best kept secret