S1 Ep11 OR Nursing with Alexis Johncola, BSN, RN
I join Alexis, who is our first recent BSN graduate on the podcast. In this episode we discuss her experience of starting out in a baccalaureate nursing program and clinical experience. We discuss important tips for the interview process for your first job, preparing questions, choices for interview clothing, and other tips for surviving your day. We move onto what her experience has been like as an OR nurse, learning the specialty from day 1 of hire, the different roles of an OR nurse, how COVID affected this experience by shifting her learning to being a floor nurse as well as the Gift of Life Organ Donation process and how important the role is for the RN. Finally, Alexis discusses her methods of journaling as a way of reducing stress.
Alexis Johncola B.S.N., RN is a 2019 graduate from the Pennsylvania State University, College of Nursing. She started her first nursing job in October of 2019 as an Operating Room nurse at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, PA. When she is not circulating or scrubbing in the Operating Room, she enjoys day trips to the beach, spending time with family, and trying new foods!