SO, I wanna go back to my travel life. I'll just keep it short and sweet. Been an RN for 16 years. 10 years ER, 2 OR and 10 ICU. I worked ER/ICU often times concurrently so that's how the exp. works out. My 2 years of OR was 13 years ago, about 2 years at level 1 trauma, was on vasc/trauma team although did variety of cases. I've gone back to OR and will have been at current location for a year in Nov. Level 1 trauma on gyn team but work an odd shift so I do any and every late case, always off service. I've done a ton of travel (last 5 years) everything from strikes to EMR conversions so I am used to rocking up and working without much orientation. I want to know if OR nurses think my recent year of exp is enough to hit the road?? If I stay and get another 6 months making 18 mos total, recent...is it going to really make that much difference?? We are screaming busy and where I am houses 42 OR suites. I've been told if I can manage here, I can make it anywhere. I recognize that I will probably fair batter at a teaching facility. Thoughts???...Thanks in advance!!
** I've also posted this under Operating Room specialty but wanna catch all traffic**