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kubelkabondy is a ADN, RN and specializes in OR.

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  1. Experienced RN moving to OR

    I hadn't thought of that, and I'm sure you are right. I started out as a new grad in ambulatory surgery and had six months of orientation, but I work in an ASC attached to a large hospital. I'm sure the training would be less extensive and more infor...
  2. Can I be an OR nurse as a new grad?

    Yes, I did and so can you. The OR is so different from floor nursing, so having a year of med-surg as a "foundation" is not really going to help much, if at all. Just be aware that the opposite is also true - if you work in the OR a few years and the...
  3. I am wondering what everyone's thoughts are on nurses being charged to park at the hospital where they work. I started out as a new grad earlier this year and they had temporarily stopped charging for parking due to the pandemic, but we just found ou...
  4. Experienced RN moving to OR

    You could absolutely be successful in the OR, regardless of background. Whether you're coming from the floor or a non-bedside role, OR nursing is going to be totally new and different. If you are doing an intro to Periop course like AORN's Periop 101...
  5. Help Me Calm My Nerves or Tell Me Bluntly - NCLEX Prep

    My 75-question Kaplan Q Bank scores were low 50s to low 60s consistently, but never below 50. I passed NCLEX in 75 questions. So even though Kaplan wants you to get over 60%, I think you are probably fine as long as you're consistently scoring a...
  6. How Long Did it Take to Review NCLEX !?

    After graduating, I had about two weeks of dedicated NCLEX study time. I only used Kaplan and did 75 Q Bank questions every day, and remediated all the ones I got wrong or guessed on. My scores ranged from low 50s to low 60s. I passed the NCLEX in 75...
  7. What to expect as a newer RN (ADN) in the Seattle area?

    You should have no problem finding a position with a year of experience under your belt. Hospitals in Seattle to look into include the university affiliated hospitals which are Harborview (level I trauma center), UW Medical Center, and Northwest Hosp...
  8. Senior Practicum in Operating Room

    It's definitely a good idea if you want to work in the OR as a new grad - having done your practicum there will show that you are passionate and committed, and it will set you apart from other new grads who are just applying because there was an open...
  9. Senior Practicum in Operating Room

    I just finished my senior practicum in the OR so I can give you a few tips. I would recommend coming up with a list of goals that you want to work on while in the OR (maybe 2-3 per shift). Plan out what goals you want to work on each shift - starting...
  10. Starting out in ASC vs. inpatient setting

    I think that right now I am leaning towards the hospital setting as you advised for the reasons that you stated. However, the ASC does have a few advantages. The biggest advantage that the ASC has going for it is that there would be no call, no weeke...
  11. New grad multiple offers - how to decide?

    I am graduating with my ADN next week and have received several offers for interviews at four local hospitals. I feel very fortunate to be graduating at this time when it's a job seeker's market even for new grads, but I also feel a little bit overwh...
  12. As I'm about to graduate nursing school and considering a few job prospects in the OR, I'm wondering about starting out in same day surgery vs. inpatient. My current employer where I work as a CNA is a Level III trauma center. They have been good to ...
  13. New PCT & Nursing Student.. any advice?

    Congratulations! You'll definitely get some great hands-on experience that will help you a lot in your nursing journey. As a current PCT and soon-to-be graduate nurse myself, here are some tips. 1. Don't be afraid to ask for help, especially whe...
  14. Providence TIP January 2022 (Los Angeles/Orange County)

    Does anyone know if Providence (LA or OC) is hiring new grads for the OR? I am only interested in the OR so not really worth applying otherwise. And if so, happen to know when the application period ends? Want to make sure I have enough time to get m...
  15. Nursing School A Mistake

    Is it just nursing school that you hate, or is it nursing in general? Because I would venture to guess that there are tons of people who hated nursing school, but then went on to flourish when they transitioned from student nurse to professional nurs...