I am a recent grad who will be starting in the OR shortly. Prior to obtaining my RN I worked in a support staff position in the same OR I am going to be a nurse in. Having been a previous employee put me at the front of the candidate pool, it was 100% worth it. I understand your concerns, I am extremely nervous about the transition. However, some of the nurses I previously worked under have already told me how excited they are that I got the job. And my former colleagues have expressed how they'll respect my new position bc they know how hard I worked to get there. Obviously being a new RN is extremely scary, but I have some relief knowing I'm already familiar with surgical cases, supplies, and aseptic technique.