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Sutter expands training for operating room nurses
Sacramento Bee

Sutter Health is expanding a training program for its nurses that is aimed at staving off an expected statewide shortage of operating room nurses.

This year, the Sacramento-based system of 24 hospitals in Northern California boosted its offering of an accelerated operating room training program from once to five times a year. Sutter Health officials say the system will lose 300 of its 800 surgery nurses to retirement in the next five years, while the need for nurses in the specialty is expected to increase.