I am a med surg nurse for 1.5 years and looking for change (I am also a second career nurse). I have considered other specialties including ER, ICU, ambulatory care (I was also working per diem at a clinic for a few months before COVID) and OR but feel the OR may be best fit for scheduling wise ( more day shifts than nights) and the fact its just 1 patient at a time (I average 7 and even 8 patients prior to COVID). I am also interested in ambulatory surgery but would like to work a little bit longer in the hospital. Do you feel med surg is adequate enough preparation for OR? With a few years experience would I be able to transfer to different but related areas such as pre op, post op/PACU, or ambulatory surgery? What are advancement opportunities for RNs with primarily periop experience? The few OR nurses I have spoken with seem to enjoy OR and have been there for many years which leads me to believe turnover is relatively low in OR nursing but I want to know my options especially if I go for my MSN (I am not interested in CRNA). I recently applied to some periop fellowships and waiting to see if I would be considered. Thanks in advance!