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

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Nursing Workforce Research Matters

…to ensure all Oregonians have access to a quality, highly educated nurse.

New Nursing Education Stats

Updated information on nursing education in Oregon now available.

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When Life Hands You Lemons…

… Learn from them.  View from hospital number “I’ve lost count.” It has been a rough year.  Not for OCN, but for me personally. Since January of this year, I’ve rushed to the emergency room of four different hospitals on six occasions....

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Nurses Licensed by Endorsement – Working in Oregon or Not?

Since 2014, there has been a marked increase in the number of nurses obtaining licenses in Oregon through the process of endorsement. In fact, between July 2014 and August 2017, more than 14,000 nurses obtained their license via endorsement. This influx of nurses...

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