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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.

Our Theme for 2020

As shifts in the nursing and health care landscape happen, OCN continues to be the trusted source of information to navigate through it all.

OCN's 2020 Summit

May 5, 2020 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Limited seating available. Register today!

Nursing Workforce Research Matters

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

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We asked, and boy, did you answer!

A big thank you to each and every person who took time to respond to our recent stakeholder survey. The information and comments you provided will be instrumental in helping shape the work of Oregon Center for Nursing in the next decade, as we help you navigate the...

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Oregon Office of Rural Health Activates Nurse Residencies

Nurse residencies, or transition-to-practice programs, are an essential element to helping new nurse graduates and nurses moving into new settings begin practice in an efficient way. In 2010, the National Academy of Medicine released its landmark report “The Future of...

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Growth in BSN Programs Impacts Oregon’s Workforce

The Oregon Center for Nursing’s (OCN) recently released a new report, “Trends in Oregon Nursing Education, 2012-2018,” which examines long-term trends in the state’s nursing education pipeline. “It all starts with education,” said Jana R. Bitton, OCN’s Executive...

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