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  1. Hi everyone, Any advice on coping with burn out from work? I don't know if this is temporary or if I need to apply for a different job and leave the OR. I have been an OR nurse for 16 months now and this is my first job out of nursing school. Thing...
  2. Transition from Operating room RN to Med Surg Floor?

    This is so helpful thank you so much! After reading this post I realized that I definitely want to work in the ICU. It sounds like the OR is similar to M/S in that they're both task oriented. And I want to be able to look at my patients labs, provide...
  3. Hey everyone, I'm currently an operating room RN in a level one trauma center. I've decided that I want to go back to school and become a nurse practitioner. However, I feel like I need to get some experience out there on the floor before I apply to ...
  4. Hi everyone! I graduated nursing school December 2016 and I've been working as an operating room RN in a level one trauma center for almost a year. When I first started nursing school, surgery is all I was interested in. I was so intrigued by the OR ...
  5. Hi everyone! During my nursing internship I was taught that SCDs should be on prior to anesthesia putting the patient to sleep. I cannot remember the rational behind this, but it had something to do with excitability and maybe higher chance of a DVT ...
  6. Hi everyone! The OR is my first job out of school and I have been in the OR for 10 months now. At first, I found OR nursing really intriguing because there was so much I didn't know and it was challenging for me. However, now I'm eager to learn more ...
  7. 0Hi everyone! Are there any OR nurses out there that have gone from OR to floor nursing? If so, what specialty did you switch to and what OR nurse skills did you mention in your interview in order to get the job? The OR is my first job out of school...
  8. Hi everyone! Are there any OR nurses out there that have gone from OR to floor nursing? If so, what specialty did you switch to and what OR nurse skills did you mention in your interview in order to get the job? The OR is my first job out of school ...
  9. Hi everyone! I am a new grad nurse and I've been working in the operating room for 10 months now. I enjoyed working in the OR at the beginning because it was a totally new environment to me and I found it challenging. 10 months in and now I'm startin...
  10. Medical School or Nursing School?

    I'm having a hard time making a decision about what career path I should pursue. I'm currently a junior in college, and I have been accepted to nursing school. In high school there was a health occupation program that included a nursing program, and ...
  11. CNA Job Position V.S. Medical Interpreter?

    I was thinking the same thing, except the job is at a nursing home and I was hoping to work as an R.N. in a hospital. I've also had a lot of experience volunteering at nursing homes and alongside CNA's in hospitals that I pretty much have a lot of ex...
  12. CNA Job Position V.S. Medical Interpreter?

    I would be taking an exam to become a certified/credentialed interpreter, and then if I pass that exam I would attend orientation for the job position.
  13. I've recently been accepted to nursing school, and I'm looking to gain health care experience because I know finding a job as a new grad R.N. can be hard. I got a offered two job opportunities, one as a CNA and the other as a Spanish Medical Interpre...