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    Don't think I'm an OR nurse...

    When I started just a mere two months ago as a new grad in the OR, I was so excited... And now I'm just thinking back to the ICU position I was offered and wondering if I should have taken that because I start to miss my floor nursing student clinicals. You beautiful people have a wonderful specialty and profession but I don't feel the "heart" I had when I started. I'm wondering if this means I should talk to my orientation manager about these feelings or wait 6 months and see.... Thoughts?
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    Starting out in the Operating Room...

    Thank you for giving me some "hard truth" on the matter! I'm a new grad so thankfully I have plenty of time to decide what my future holds. But I miss worrying about those things and really getting to know my patient and their physiological responses. I guess I can only find out by trying. Did that OR nurse stay in the OR for a year then transfer out? I think I'm going to do that so then I don't burn my bridge just in case I get out and change my mind.
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    Starting out in the Operating Room...

    The I'll believe I'll be placed replay was meant for you!!
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    Starting out in the Operating Room...

    I believe I'll be placed in a trauma OR speciality so that will be helpful to know if I can handle some of that. I think that's what I miss though... I haven't had a taste of it because I'm a new grad int he Operating Room but I miss doing a lot of meds, talking to patients, day to day bedside procedures.
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    Starting out in the Operating Room...

    Ah, I see what you're saying. So it would be a better idea to get one year of operating room experience then transfer to ICU?
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    Starting out in the Operating Room...

    By per diem, do you mean PRN? Excited to hear your feedback, so can you give me your reasoning for staying 1.5 years in the OR then going to an ICU?
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    Starting out in the Operating Room...

    I would love to hear more from you! I've had the opportunity to speak to a few SRNAs. I would love to hear your background. Can I be honest with you? What you do looks terrifying... but I am drawn to all of the details and management you guys do. I'm guessing a healthy. Fear is good right? Also, a lot of CRNAs said they couldn't work through school. How did you survive? My main concern is that I am in an OR internship program right now and I would hate to bail out now... and that might look bad on me... I'm talking to an old friend who works in a Trauma ICU on Saturday to get a better perspective. I'm hoping a CRNA will eventually reach out to me. I've given my number to two of them... to get coffee... maybe I should ask for their number. Haha.
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    Starting out in the Operating Room...

    Hey CRNAs, I started out in the Operating Room as a new grad... and it's only been a few months. I'm practically entranced by all that you do at the head of the bed. Im wondering if that means I should look into becoming a CRNA... should I stay in the OR for a year then transfer to an ICU? Or transfer out now? I think I would enjoy trauma ICU because I love working with OR trauma but is trauma ICU accepted for CRNA school? Would love to hear from operating room nurses who become CRNAs. Thanks!
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    Compression Socks

    I need some compression socks but I have no idea which brand is best or where to start! Any recommendations?
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    New Grad in the Operating Room

    Hey everyone, I'm a new grad starting in the operating room and I'm wondering if you have any advice for me. Currently I'm in a speciality that I don't love but don't know how to tell my manager in order to be placed somewhere else at the end of my orientation (final placement in a service line occurs after our orientation)... I requested this specialty in my interview so I don't know how to say I'm not clicking with it... without sounding ungrateful or greedy. Help?
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    New Grad Transition, Help!!!

    I am in the operating room as a circulator. I loved everything about it before I was offered the position, now I'm wondering if I should have started out somewhere else.
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    New Grad Transition, Help!!!

    Hi all, I've never made a topic on here so here it goes. I'm coming here to talk to someone that will listen. I'm having trouble with that... my family keeps reassuring me I'm "in the right place." I'm a new grad that just started orientation for a new job. When I accepted the position, I was over the moon, elated to start... now that I'm a few weeks in, I'm just all around scared and nervous I've made the wrong decision with this choice of specialty. I can't tell if this is just the new grad jitters or if I'm just not clicking with this area of nursing. Thanks for your advice!
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    Nclex RN january 2017

    I'm officially a nurse!!!! My license showed up on my state board of nursing 24 hours after taking the exam!!
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    Nclex RN january 2017

    I am SO happy for you! Congrats!!!
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    Nclex RN january 2017

    I will definitely let you guys know! No it's just the agonizing wait to get my license number or the quick results... whichever one comes first. Praying this good pop up means something!
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    Nclex RN january 2017

    Same here. The PVT worries me!!