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  1. I'm just wondering if a Nurse Refresher would qualify for New Grad position or Experienced? I recently completed a RN Refresher Program from Jan. to May in 2018 and had a 132 hours of preceptorship at Banner Ironwood Medical Center in the OR . I have a multi state RN license and BLS certificate. I had 5 years previous experience in OR from 1989 -1993 and Home Health in 1994-96. My last job was in 1996-2001 as Med. Rep. Anesthesia. Is there hope in going back to the OR field of Nursing? What do you recommend to get my feet in the door?
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    Tips for New Operating Room Nurses

    Hello, I am a returning OR Nurse. I am 50 yrs old and waiting for my approval for a Preceptorship in a Hospital before I can process my enrollment at MCC Refresher course. I am excited and at the same time nervous going back to my favorite job. The Nursing school will help me brush on my Nursing skills, but my specialty is in the Operating room. I just want to know what books I need to read just to keep me updated before I am exposed to the OR. I know it's been 20 yrs since I step inside the OR, but the skills and knowledge are still there. I just want to make sure that I'm not making a lot of mistakes and at the same time I'm trying to make my transition easier. My school is requiring me to have 132 hrs of clinical exposure. Can you recommend a specific books to read? Also, how many weeks is the orientation period typically? Thanks.
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    Operating Room Nurses Day 2017

    Hello, I am a returning OR Nurse. I am 50 yrs old and waiting for my approval for a Preceptorship in a Hospital before I can process my enrollment at MCC Refresher course. I am excited and at the same time nervous going back to my favorite job. The Nursing school will help me brush on my Nursing skills, but my specialty is in the Operating room. I just want to know what books I need to read just to keep me updated before I am exposed to the OR. I know it's been 20 yrs since I step inside the OR, but the skills and knowledge are still there. I just want to make sure that I'm not making a lot of mistakes and at the same time I'm trying to make my transition easier. My school is requiring me to have 132 hrs of clinical exposure. I don't want to burden my preceptor so much but make use of her time to learn more from her.
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