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academic-practice partnership, clinical experience, nursing students, operating room nursing, perioperative nursing



  1. Plank, Linda PhD, RN, NEA-BC


The operating room (OR) is a unique practice environment for nurses; however, many baccalaureate nursing programs no longer include OR nursing in the curriculum. This is unfortunate because many ORs in the United States are experiencing shortages of nurses. This article describes 3 types of academic-practice partnerships by which nursing students can experience the OR environment. Specific learning opportunities in this area lead to more successful transition into practice for new graduates who select the OR as a career choice.