Operating Rooms

Note: This information is provided for nursing school faculty to let them know the kinds of clinical experiences available for nursing students at Legacy Health.


Legacy Emanuel Hospital

Unit Name:

Surgery (Operating Rooms)



Patient Population &/or Specialty Served:

All ages, all surgical patients except transplant, bariatric and adult ophthalmology

Usual Times/Days of Week Unit Open:


Shift Length Worked & Start Times:

Varies; start times 07, 09, 11 & 1500

Number of Licensed Patient Beds:

16 operating rooms

Average Daily Unit Census:

45-60 cases per day

Average Length of Stay:


Number RNs Working Each Shift:

20-25 on day shifts

Skill Mix: 

RN and Surgical Technician

Style of Nursing & Usual Patient Assignment:

1 RN assigned per operating room

Special Skill Sets Usually Required of RNs: 

Perioperative skills


 Prefer students on the day shift only