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Does scrub experience (20yr) count when I pass nclex & apply to circulating nurse ?


April 4th, 2022

Absolutely it will help. Many OR's prefer nurses that can scrub or circulate. You already know most of what a circulator does during surgery, so that's a big advantage

April 14th, 2022

I'm sure you'll get a offer very quickly because of this. It's a highly valued skill that transfers to teamwork and makes for flexible staffing (easier for managers to work with).

May 16th, 2022

Yes it does!! Many hospitals prefer an RN who also knows how to scrub. Albeit many RN’s don’t like to scrub. It makes scheduling flexible. At least you make yourself marketable with scrub experience as an RN. Good luck on your NCLEX.

May 7th, 2022

The facility where you scrub may allow you to be trained for OR as an RN. Being a scrub is not the same experience. You will need to be competent as an RN to care for patients using scientific knowledge, and be able to asses a patient for all different diagnosis and diseases, make a care plan for the individual patient, gather and administer drugs, chart procedures and assessments, submit charges, and many other processes that you cannot experience by scrubbing. A training program with AORN standards will make you successful..

April 24th, 2022

If you are asking about marketability I would say that it would be a huge benefit. If you are talking about salary I think it would depend on each facility. Many would start you out above the new graduate rate. Others will not. With 20 years of scrub experience I suspect you might be above new grad RN pay already. I suggest you meet with an RN recruiter at your facility and see what they have to say.

April 22nd, 2022

Depends on how experience you are

April 13th, 2022

Yes! I know a handful of nurses who were surgical techs in the past and then went back to school for nursing. It’s very helpful to the team as well when someone knows both roles. Some strictly circulate after they get their RN license and others switch back and forth between scrubbing and circulating depending on staffing needs for the day/week.

April 1st, 2022

This depends on the hospital you apply at. Most hospitals that are not union will give you some credit for this experience but if union they have to go by the bylines of the union contract. Good luck.

January 20th, 2022

no, but helps b/c u will know what the scrub nurse, tech or dr is needing

January 19th, 2022

Yes , that shows that you are experienced and will look good more after passing your NCLEX .