Im in the medical assisting degree program at a local vocational school, but I would like to become a surgical nurse. What steps should I take? I was wondering about taking the surgical tech course to familiarize myself with surgical procedures and instruments. Would this be a good start?
Dear Donna replies:
Starting out as surgical tech is a great way to prepare for a career as surgical nurse. And once you become a nursing student, you should join the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Once you have a few years of surgical nursing experience, you might look into becoming a registered nurse first assistant, an advanced nursing credential for the surgical arena.
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