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Orthopedic Nurse Information

Roles of an Orthopedic Nurse Practice Settings of an Orthopedic Nurse Continuing Education for an Orthopedic Nurse
Associations for Orthopedic Nurses

Roles of an Orthopedic Nurse:

The role of the orthopaedic nurse is to advance musculoskeletal health care by promoting excellence in orthopaedic research, education, and nursing practice. You will find orthopaedic nurses in a variety of organizations as:
  • Staff nurses
  • Head nurses
  • Clinical Specialists
  • Supervisors/Coordinators
  • Nurse Managers
  • Directors
  • Nursing Instructors
  • Administrators
  • RN First Assistants
  • Case Managers
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Office Managers
  • Researchers
  • Educators

Practice Settings of an Orthopedic Nurse:

CRNAs practice in every setting in which anesthesia is delivered:

  • Traditional hospital surgical suites
  • Obstetrical delivery rooms
  • Dentist offices
  • Podiatrist offices
  • Ophthalmologist offices
  • Plastic surgeon offices
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • U.S. Military facilities
  • Public health service facilities
  • Veterans Administration medical facilities

Continuing Education for an Orthopedic Nurse

Orthopaedic nurses are professional nurses who have successfully passed their Boards for RN or LPN/LVN. Many orthopaedic nurses go on to complete graduate degrees, including masterÔ€™s and doctorates. The National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses has a certification exam that many nurses take. This credential indicates proficiency within the specialty and is the only credential that documents expertise in the practice of orthopaedic nursing.

Associations for Orthopedic Nurses

National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses
401 N. Michigan Avenue Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 800-289-6266
Fax: 312-527-6658
email: naon@smithbucklin.com
Website: www.orthonurse.org
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