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When nurse recruiters at Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut were struggling to fill operating room positions in 2016, Reynaldo De La Cruz, RN, CNOR, suggested starting a new residency program.
The program would allow nurses with no perioperative experience to learn the skills needed to work in the specialized operating room environment.
For years, the hospital had been unable to compete with salaries for seasoned OR nurses offered in nearby Manhattan, New York.