Operating Room Nurse Day

Operating Room Nurse Day is celebrated on November 14th of each year.  It was first established by Iowa State Governor Terry Branstad by Executive order on November 14, 1989.

Nurses in this field provide care and support to patients before, during, and after surgery. These nurses are responsible for maintaining a sterile environment in the operating room, monitoring the patient during surgery, and coordinating care throughout the process. They are also responsible for making sure the OR team provides the patient with the best care possible.