LPNs in the OR? Home › Forums › Mighty LPNs/LVNs › LPNs in the OR? This topic contains 8 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Jen 1 year, 8 months ago. Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 9 total) 1 2 3 → Author Posts February 18, 2015 at 9:53 PM #48787 Jason Hautala RNMember We require that the circulating nurse be an RN, and we use surgical techs instead of nurses to scrub in. Anybody out there work in the OR as an LPN? Do you scrub in, circulate, what are you allowed to do in that setting? February 22, 2015 at 10:11 PM #49010 S.Siler In the late 1970’s LPNs scrubbed in, assisted, circulated, passed instruments…did it all… Only a few RNs in small AR towns then… February 22, 2015 at 10:19 PM #49012 Amanda RN While I don’t think it’s necessary, I believe it’s a requirement that the circulator be an RN. I have seen LPN/LVN’s in the OR and they’ve always been scrub techs. February 23, 2015 at 12:07 AM #49025 Tina I am an LPN on labor and delivery at a military hospital. One of the assignments for LPN is being the scrub tech. We have a M-F O.R. tech and the LPNs cover after hours and on weekends. Author Posts Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 9 total) 1 2 3 → You must be logged in to reply to this topic.