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I would love to be a Registered Nurse and would even like to proceed on to become a Nurse Practioner. Nursing is the field for me, and the only field where I would truly feel fulfilled with working in, in all aspects.

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    Will there always be an RN in the OR?

    Each role in(my opinion) is important and to be a team is just as important...
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    Will there always be an RN in the OR?

    Not to mention also that we have to work under supervision of the RN.... if anything check out the role of a Surgical Technologist in the OR.. if you go to www.ast.org you will see the role of a Surgical Technologist... not only that, but as of right now Surgical Technologists are not licensed, but certified...we work closely with the Surgeon and RN...
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    Surgical Tech to OR Nurse

    Hi ericseitz! I would suggest checking out www.ast.org website. Association for Surgical Technologists. There is discussion regarding first assistant as well as courses a person can take to become a first assistant. I go back and forth from allnurses to ast because even though I am a Surg Tech student I still wish to be a RN. Also, have you thought about specializing? That can also be another option, I'm just not sure if it is a good or bad idea...
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    Will there always be an RN in the OR?

    I'm currently enrolled in a Surgical Technology program (going into my 3rd semester), and it is true when we perform counts we have to have an RN present, when we receive meds the RN passes it to us we label it and pass it to the surgeon. We can only do our job as a surg tech, we cannot do the RN's job. I live in NYC and even our teacher (he's a surgeon) tells us the roles that are in the OR and how these roles have to be adhered to.
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    Surgical Tech to OR Nurse

    Thanks also for the tips I will definetely keep them in mind while I'm in school & on externship!
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    Surgical Tech to OR Nurse

    Thank you so much!!! I'm just about to finish up my first semester, my expected graduation date is 4/2011, I have awhile before I go the nursing route but most likely as soon as I graduate I will continue on to find out about the pre - reqs that I need to do while (hopefully) working.. how was it being a surg tech?
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    Surgical Tech to OR Nurse

    Also I live in NYC, but any info from anyone would be very helpful.. Thanks once again
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    Surgical Tech to OR Nurse

    Hi OR Nurses!!! I am currently enrolled in a Surgical Technology program the program is very interesting & the field is also interesting but my true goal is to become a Nurse... my question is are there a lot of jobs for Surgical Techs? How often do Surgical Techs get hired on Externship at hospital? (I know alot of OR Nurses know this because you are in charge of OR), also how can I transition to becoming an OR Nurse? Thank you all OR Nurses for any response, advice, tips ect.. you offer....
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    NY: Handcuffed During Labor Now Barred

    Btw the co's have families they would like to go home to too, they wouldn't jeopardize their safety for an inmate if they have to shoot an out of control inmate they would definetely do it and not miss. If co's won't hesitate to beat inmates up they definetely won't hesitate to control out of hand inmates in public. Unfortunately that's life. How many stories have we heard about inmates dying at the hands of officers. Sad but true.
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    NY: Handcuffed During Labor Now Barred

    Believe me the correctional officers know which inmates to leave shackled and which inmates to unshackle if an inmate is sentenced to 30 years in prison that inmate would be considered a flight risk, on the other hand if an inmate has a 2 - 4 sentence pending it is highly unlikely that inmate giving labor would #1 risk getting shot by the co's #2 getting 7 years extra in prison for attempting to escape #3 risk getting charged with multiple charges ex. Assault, att. Murder ect.. possibly adding 20 more years to their sentence. Prison and rikers island is the worst place to be and 95% of inmates would tell you no nurse doctor or co is worth the inmate getting more time so they can't have their freedom. Not only that but if the mother even attempts to act like she wants to do something they can even charge her forendangering the baby, adding even more time. When I made the comment about everyone committing a crime whether big or small this can mean a lot did anyone ever in their entire life steal candy or an item from a store? Did anyone ever take money that they found on the street that wasn't theirs, did anyone participate in underage smoking or drinking, did anyone ever try drugs, and so on.. well that's what I meant by not getting caught no one can say they've been an angel their whole life we've all made mistakes in our life, no one is perfect why should the baby be punished along with the mother he did nothing wrong. And yes maybe the mom committed a crime maybe she didn't but the baby shouldn't have to suffer to its inhumane.
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    NY: Handcuffed During Labor Now Barred

    Obviosly this "shackling women during child birth" must have been a human rights issue if it was banned in new york by politians. When I gave birth I couldn't lay down I had to stand up because the pain was beyond excruciating imagine giving birth standing up shackled and handcuffed to a bed impossible. Cmon people show some compassion.. the difference between people not in jail is that they NEVER got caught for what they did or do, and people in jail did get caught. A person walking around free is no differwnt than a person in jail. I'm sure no one is perfect and sure mostly everyone has committed some type of crime however little or big. Thank your lucky stars you never got caught.
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    Down in the dumps

    CONGRATULATIONS NURSE !!!! YOU HAVE GOTTEN FARTHER THAN MANY:bow: AND WILL CONTINUE TO EXCELL!!! I will be 30 this year and am not even finished with my pre-requisites to even apply to a nursing school, not to mention I am currently working full - time and not in the nursing field which is where I would love to be (Squeezing time is definetely an issue for me). Did you try the 1199 SEIU Union (look it up on internet). They can probably help you obtain a job in nursing. Also try Nurse Educator. Many schools need Nurse Educators and are currently hiring people with Associates Degrees, Bachelor's Degrees, with no prior experience in teaching:yeah:. Lincoln Tech is looking for Nurse Educators. Maybe that may be what God wants you to do for now, being that there is a nursing shortage because there is not enough nurse educators. (You never know). You are very ambitious, determined, gifted, persistent, and hey after all those years of school, tests, and wiping the sweat off your brow, you can make it through this as well. Feel good you are AWESOME!! YOU WILL BE WORKING WHERE YOU ARE NEEDED AND KNOW GOD IS WITH YOU AND WILL HELP PUT YOU WHERE HE NEEDS YOU TO BE TO HELP OTHERS!!:redbeathe Trust me you will see. Good Luck, keep looking, and know that you are needed in the nursing field! Congratulations once again!!! Did you ever look into maybe starting your own nursing classes/school for students to attend, the options and opportunities are endless. (You may even be able to get a grant to help you with this).