Oregon’s licensed practical nurse (LPN) workforce has experience growth in recent years, according to a new report released by the Oregon Center for Nursing, Oregon’s Licensed Practical Nurse Workforce.
“LPNs are an important part of the nursing profession,” said Jana R. Bitton, OCN’s Executive Director. “Understanding the pipeline, current workforce and job outlook for the future is critical to ensuring we have the health care workforce necessary to meet the needs of our Oregon communities.”
Oregon’s Licensed Practical Nurse Workforce provides detailed information on the number of LPN training programs in the state, demographics and workforce data on Oregon LPNs and a projection on the future supply and demand for LPNs in the state. The report combines numerous data source to look at information on a regional and state level and make comparisons to what is know nationally about the LPN workforce.
OCN is a nonprofit organization created by nursing leaders in 2002. OCN facilitates research and collaboration for Oregon’s nursing workforce to support informed, well-prepared, diverse and exceptional nursing professionals. OCN fulfills its mission through nurse workforce research, building partnerships, and advocating for nursing and healthcare. For more information about OCN, please visit www.oregoncenterfornursing.org.
Jana R. Bitton, MPA