I've been in the OR for 5 years. I worked as a nurse on the med-surg floor for 5 years. I have seen may new grads come to the OR and not do well and end up leaving. I think that any new grad should spend at least one year working in med-surg. You will develop your skills, learn organization, and you will appreicate the OR after having to work on the med-surg floors. I love the OR and would never leave. But I believe I'm a better OR nurse because of my time in the med-surg area.