How to: Become a Surgical Nurse

If you are interested in becoming a surgical nurse, you might be unsure of how to get started. The amount of experience required to work in the operating room, as well as the educational standards, depends on the medical facility.

Most facilities prefer or require a bachelor's degree, but they may allow you to start working as a surgical nurse after one or two years of experience. One good place to start is to get your BSN.