In June 2019, HASC released its Perioperative Specialty RN Training Pilot Project Final Report. The report describes the association’s response to the growing demand for and short supply of perioperative registered nurses (RNs). In partnership with HealthImpact, the state nursing workforce center, and with funding from the South Bay Workforce Investment Board, HASC launched a pilot program in late 2018. Its goal: to fill critical vacancies in hospitals while supporting professional development of incumbent nurses.
Two universities and eight hospitals participated in the project, which successfully graduated 17 perioperative nurses from eight area hospitals. Learning outcomes from the pilot were used to refine and enhance the training model and support its expansion across the region.
We invite you to read and share the report. Please contact Lisa Mitchell (info at right) with any questions or comments.