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Perioperative RN Pilot Team Highlights Success at 2019 Workforce Event

HASC and its workforce development partners highlighted their recent workforce pilot at the California Workforce Association’s Meeting of the Minds in Sept. 2019.

Along with the South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SBWIB) and HealthImpact, the state nursing workforce group, HASC presented Connecting Regional Strategies to Local Program Design and Delivery: Perioperative Specialty Registered Nurse Training Pilot Project.

In response to hospitals’ shortage of perioperative nurses, the project engaged two universities and eight hospitals to implement an evidence-based academic practice training model. When complete, the effort had empowered 17 registered nurses (RNs) to advance their careers — and fill needed positions — as perioperative nurses.

The industry-led approach aimed to meet workforce needs supporting professional advancement, career mobility and retention of incumbent RNs and to provide specialty training to a limited number of new graduate nurses.

HASC and its workforce partners were proud to share the successful results of this pilot, along with the Perioperative Specialty RN Training Pilot Project Final Report. We encourage you to access and share the report and presentation slide deck below.

Please contact Lisa Mitchell, HASC Workforce Development Program Director, with any questions or comments (info at right).

• Download Final Report
• Download presentation slide deck