I didn't have a bad experience in the OR, I work in the OR so I know what happens when we have students. Everything Rose said is 100% correct. Orientees, new staff, big cases etc. it can be very stressful having a student observer in the OR. Just remember, the quickest way to get thrown out of the OR is tontoich something blue.
That's great that you get to list what you want to try and see. We were just thrown into a room. I already was working in the OR awhile I was in nursing school. I had to jbserve a plastics case and it may have been the most boring thing I did in schoolí ½í¸†