What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Registered Nurse (RN), Operating Room in Kansas City:
"Take Every Opportunity."
Learn as many roles (scrub, circulator) as possible and to function in as many surgical services as possible. Take every opportunity to "second scrub" and "second circulate" unfamiliar cases with experienced staff and help in traumas as needed. Take opportunities to participate in committees, etc. To broaden your understanding of your workplace and have input.