Here Is All You Need To Know About Procuring an Operating Room Nurse Job

One of the most fulfilling jobs in the world is that of a nurse. You get the opportunity to work closely with doctors while helping the patients recover from ailments and injuries, and earn additional blessings along with the satisfaction of sending off a patient home, all hale and hearty after complete recovery.

In case you are one of those people who find immense satisfaction in helping others, especially those recovering from ailments, and if you have the eagerness and interest to learn how the human body functions, then you must consider the job of an operating room nurse for yourself.


The important details of an operating room nurse job have been listed as under:

Being an operating room nurse requires a minimum of an associate degree, and depending on your level of passion, you can complete a bachelors’ degree as well for more advanced positions of operating room nurses.

The required certification for qualifying as an OR nurse is that of the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) along with at least one year of clinical experience.

There are important practical skills, apart from the academic knowledge acquired with the associate or bachelor’s degree, for qualifying for an operating room nurse job. Some of these are communication skills to calm down the relatives of patients when required, empathy for making the patients feel at ease in stressful situations, relative learning of the operating room medical software and understanding the working of the latest OR equipment for helping the doctor in completing successful operations in the theater.

Being an operating room nurse can get you a decent salary along with a scope of significant advancements in the same field.

You can look forward to higher professional positions such as being the director of nursing staff.

For this job, you will need enough work experience in your kitty. The role of a director involves the budgeting, allotting of duties and the overall management of the nursing staff in a medical organization. Some operating room nurses also go on to become educators or even medical researchers.


5 Specialties of Travelling Nurses That Are In High Demand

Travelling nurses travel from one place to another to work in temporary positions in different healthcare institutes. Travel nursing offers wide scope for nurses of all specialties, but some specialties are in much higher demand than others, mainly due to the extensive skillset that the jobs require.


The following 5 travel nursing specialties have seen high demand in recent years:

  1. ICU Nurse

Most travel nursing agencies in the U.S specify that ICU nurse is one of the highly coveted positions because of their broad skill set. Hospitals often shift ICU nurses to other critical care units as they are well-trained for such activities.

Ohio, California and Texas are some of the best places for ICU travel nurses.

  1. PICU/NICU Nurse

Pediatric and neonatal intensive care nurses are in high demand in children’s hospitals and healthcare centers with large number of pediatric patients. The complexity of equipment used by PICU/NICU travel nurses gave them the opportunity to work in some of the best facilities in the country, which house the latest treatment devices and medical technologies.

California, New York, Texas and New Jersey have plenty of opportunities for such nurses.

  1. Computer Conversion (CC) Nurse

Hospitals all around the U.S have started implementing electronic health and medical records to record and store patient data.

Nurses with experience in making and maintaining electronic charts will find countless opportunities, no matter where they go. CC nurses can lend their expertise to hospitals which are in the process of converting paper records into digital form.

  1. OR Nurse

Nurses who hold OR certifications have highly skills that make them an invaluable asset during surgeries. The vast knowledge of OR nurses can benefit any healthcare center whether it is a major hospital or a small mobile healthcare unit

  1. L&D Nurse

Labor and Delivery nurses are always in demand in maternity clinics all over the country. L&D nurses are also qualified for other sub-specialties such as women’s health and obstetrics, postpartum and antepartum care, which keeps them in high demand.