In 2015, rural Manitoba communities were experiencing a shortage of Registered Nurses. Against a backdrop of finite capacity, the Rural Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) Registered Nurse (RN) Pilot responded by engaging key stakeholders, pooling resources, and crafting a collaborative response. The Government of Manitoba, along with two regional health authorities, the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba, and Red River College, Winnipeg, Manitoba partnered to develop, implement and evaluate the Pilot. The Pilot’s four phases began with the recruitment of interested and eligible IENs. Phase two involved the delivery of bridging education at Red River College. Phase three saw the relocation, orientation and employment of the IENs in each of the two Regional Health Authorities, and the final stage, comprised an evaluation of the Pilot across a three-year timeframe. The presentation will provide an overview of the Pilot, describe our collaborative process discuss the preliminary findings of the evaluation, and highlight policy implications for future recruitment and retention initiatives.