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  1. Brooks, Christopher MS, RN, CENP, AOCNS
  2. Della Ratta, Carol PhD, RN, CNE
  3. LaSala, Mary Ellen PhD, RN
  4. Gerberich, Beverly MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CNOR
  5. Browne, Kevin DNP, RN, CCRN


This article describes an academic-clinical partnership program between a school of nursing and an American Nurse Credentialing Center Magnet(R)- and National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based on a shared vision and multifaceted for optimal new graduate operating room (OR) recruitment and use of clinical partner resources. The program, now in its 3rd year, has a 100% retention rate among the cohorts. Implementing a multifaceted OR partnership program based on nursing theory is a strategy for workforce development to increase retention of new graduate OR nurses.