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Rose_Queen BSN, MSN, RN

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Rose_Queen has 15 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

Rose_Queen started her nursing career over a decade ago in the OR as a new grad. She has experience in multiple surgical specialties and currently works as a staff nurse educator.


Curious about the OR? New to the OR and have questions or want advice? I'd love to chat! Feel free to private message me or post in the OR nursing forum under specialties

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    City Tech Fall 2020

    Hello all, There are two approved ways of creating a special area for your cohort on this site. One: create a facebook page. Two: create a "club" for your cohort by clicking on the Breakroom link in the yellow bar to the left of this page. References to other than these two avenues will be moved from view, to comply with the Terms of Service. Thank you.
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    Do Black Nurses Have a Different Experience?

    Moderator note: Several posts have been removed or edited. As a reminder of the Terms of Service, we do encourage lively debate of the topic but ask that it remain polite and constructive without debating other posters. Thank you!
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    Thoughts about potential vaccine?

    There's a couple discussions from before- not sure how current they are, but there may be some starting points for research ideas.
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    Suicidal thoughts every week before first shift

    @pinkdoves (and anyone else who is struggling right now), please keep this number handy: They also have a chat option available on their website https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ As mentioned by others, utilize your EAP if you have one. I have in the past- and it helped me immensely to get through that crisis period. Don't be afraid to reach out to providers on your own if need be.
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    Change specialties? learn more? feel dumb!?

    The first thing I'll say is something I said on another thread: I'll be honest and say even those of us who have been doing this for years have those days too. Did your orientation include either Periop101 from AORN or dedicated time learning about anesthesia? If not, this may be something you'll have to learn on your own. See if your unit educator/manager has a copy of Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery- there will be information about anesthesia in there. This is something you can also reach out to your educator about and request additional information. Guess what? I've been a nurse in the OR for 15 years and have never started an IV! Don't beat yourself up on something you aren't seeing frequently enough to keep your skills up on. It may or it may not. When you go to a new job and especially a new specialty, the learning curve is steep. This is especially true of OR nursing because you barely get any exposure (if any) to it in nursing school. Final thought: OR is truly a different world from what you learned in nursing school and what you may have experienced in any other specialty. It takes a year to even feel comfortable; it may take another to actually feel competent.
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    Baptist Health Fall 2020 Nurse Residency (South Florida)

    Hello all, There are two approved ways of creating a special area for your cohort on this site. One: create a facebook page. Two: create a "club" for your cohort by clicking on the Breakroom link in the yellow bar to the left of this page. References to other than these two avenues will be moved from view, to comply with the Terms of Service. Thank you.
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    New grad anxiety

    What you are feeling is normal for new grads these days. You will want your first job to have a thorough and supportive orientation. You will likely not feel comfortable and competent until you have at least 1 year of actual nursing experience if not 2 under your belt- and actual nursing is a whole different ballpark from nursing school.
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    Polk State College Fall 2020 Hopefuls

    Hello, all! Please note that it is against the Terms of Service to post identifying information of program staff, including names and email addresses. Several posts have been edited to remove this information.
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    Ways to cover a hand tattoo for nursing school and clinicals

    Welcome to allnurses, Ashley! I personally don’t have any experience with tattoos that needed covering, but if you search you may find some posts that help. This is a quick search I just did and I see at least 2 promising topics on the first page of results that may have helpful tips. https://allnurses.com/search/?q=Cover tattoo&sortby=relevancy&search_and_or=and
  10. And I think that's one of the biggest influences that have changed things. The hospitals are no longer invested in the schools.
  11. You’d be surprised how many non-OR nurses think they’re glorified go-fers who just sit in between running for supplies.
  12. Many nurses who haven’t worked in the OR don’t know what we do there. Are there skills you use on a med surg floor you won’t use in the OR? Absolutely. Will you learn skills the nurses on a med surg floor don’t know? Absolutely. Every specialty is going to use skills specific to it and not use others that you may have learned in nursing school. That doesn’t make any specialty greater or less than another.
  13. Hey I wanted to ask you, if you get trained in a periop 101 program at a children’s hospital are you still eligible to circulate in adult cases later on if you chose to? Thanks!

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      Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

      Absolutely! Periop 101 (assuming you mean the AORN program) is not truly geared towards a single patient population- it's meant to be a general program with the clinical orientation providing your patient and facility populations. You'll still want a thorough orientation to a new facility if you choose later on to take on new opportunities.

  14. Several of member's other posts indicate he works as an RN in a retirement facility.
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    Do Black Nurses Have a Different Experience?

    OK folks, let’s keep the Terms of Service in mind when posting: Please discuss the topic and not each other in a polite way. Failure to follow Terms of Service can result in posts being edited/removed or thread closure. Please note that several previous posts have been edited or removed.
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    Pandemic-ball 2020

    Hey @sirI the Birds are coming for the Yanks in the AL East! 🤣🤣🤣
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