I just completed a 6 month perioperative training program as a new grad in a trauma II hospital. Even though I enjoy my present position, I hope one day to try a different type of nursing (Med/Surg, ICU or ER) to become more well-rounded. I would like to know, from a nurse's perspective, if this is a difficult/obtainable transition. Most of my peers in the OR left their med/surg posts and have no interest in "going back" to floor nursing. Since I am a newbie and have known nothing but the OR, could you shed some light on the many other specialties in our profession that you have worked and why you liked or disliked the position. I hear it is very hard to change areas in a hospital especially if you do not have department-related experience. Also, thank you fellow RNs for the input and guidance you provide!