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Operating Room vs. Med Surg Decision Tool

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Specializes in Perioperative / RN Circulator. Has 1 years experience.

This may be useful to someone thinking about switching to the OR from med surg (or other floor nursing position), or a new grad deciding between a first job on the floor vs a Periop internship.

This was created by my brother-in-law, who is in his 2nd year as an Perioperative RN (circulator) following 2 1/2 years on a med-surg telemetry unit at a 225 bed urban acute care hospital, and 3 years as staff nurse then house charge nurse at a 285 bed LTC. He made it to help him decide whether to stay on Med-Surg telemetry or take a Periop internship.

Some of the items are personal to him (like which schedule is more conducive to church attendance) or specific to the facility; but I hope it may still be of use. (Shared with his permission.)

OR-vs-MS.xlsx

I just came across this while looking for OR forums since I'll be starting a OR fellowship program soon...this is awesome, thanks so much for sharing!! Seems to be many pros to the OR...now I'm curious, if you don't mind me asking, does he like working in the OR!?

Silver_Rik, ASN, RN

Specializes in Perioperative / RN Circulator. Has 1 years experience.

On 8/31/2020 at 5:47 PM, cr71890 said:

I just came across this while looking for OR forums since I'll be starting a OR fellowship program soon...this is awesome, thanks so much for sharing!! Seems to be many pros to the OR...now I'm curious, if you don't mind me asking, does he like working in the OR!?

Sorry, I only recently saw your reply.  To answer your question, he loves the OR.

Thank you for letting me know! That's what I was hoping to hear : )