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The Oregon Center for Nursing facilitates research and collaboration for Oregon’s nursing workforce to support informed, well-prepared, diverse and exceptional nursing professionals.

OCN Turns 20!

Learn more about how Oregon’s nursing workforce center will celebrate it’s anniversary!

Friday Huddle

Learn more about our weekly Huddles with nursing leaders and stakeholders.

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RN Well-Being Project

Learn more about our collaborative efforts to support Oregon’s nursing workforce.

RN Well-Being Project Illuminates Nursing Needs

A statewide survey conducted by the Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN) detailed the workplace interventions that nurses feel are necessary to improve their mental and emotional well-being. Aiding workplaces in developing those interventions is the central goal of OCN’s...

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New Study Outlines Drawbacks to Reliance on Nurse Migration

Oregon’s healthcare providers have long relied on nurse migration from other states to fill open nursing positions. A new study from the Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN) demonstrates how this reliance on nurse migration impacts employers and communities in different...

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Nurses Share Their Thoughts on Meaningful Recognition

Often overlooked by the public, media and policymakers, nurses’ roles and contributions to healthcare have been highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pandemic shifts into yet another phase, how can we continue to recognize the contributions of Oregon’s...

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