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Why did you choose to be a Surgical Nurse?

I'm a 10th grade student and i'm interested in working in the surgical field, and I wanted to know why should I become a Surgical Nurse

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Tyler’s Answer

Hey Brendon,

Great question. I worked in the OR for a year, my brother was a surgical tech for over 3 years, and my cousin just finished residency as a Anesthesiologist so I have a unique family blend of experience.

The operating room is both an exciting and high pressure environment. No surgical case is the same which makes for a high pace, problem solving environment for everyone involved.

Anyone who is interested in being in the surgical room for a career should understand it requires top notch preparedness, cool under pressure, and a knack for a non-desk job day to day.

Becoming a surgical nurse specifically has advantages as you aren't doing the same surgery everyday like surgical PA's and of course Surgeons themselves. The thing people don't understand with surgery is like anything else, it can get repetitive and monotonous. As a surgical nurse you typically are assigned different rooms throughout the week so one day you can be in orthopedic surgeries seeing docs replace knees & hips, and another day you can be in a c-section for a expecting mother.

You can't go wrong with becoming a surgical nurse! My recommendation is to job shadow in the OR at some point to get a feel if you'd like the job day in and day out.

Best of luck to you!

-Tyler
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