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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's Annual Event

Join us for an inclusive virtual event to recognize Oregon’s nurses!

Friday Huddle

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

simulation resources

Simulation Resources

Connect with colleagues and resources dedicated to quality simulation education!

Upcoming OCN Events

August 6 Friday Huddle

August 6, 2021 8:00 AM

August 13 Friday Huddle

August 13, 2021 8:00 AM

August 20 Friday Huddle

August 20, 2021 8:00 AM

Simulation Journal Club

August 23, 2021 3:30 PM

Coming Together for a Greater Good

South of Milwaukie, Oregon, at a bend in the river that bears its name, Willamette View is a 27-acre long-term care community that provides its 480 residents a range of programs and services, residential housing, and levels of healthcare. It offers a modern fitness...

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For Oregon’s Nurse Graduates, an Era Like No Other

Natalie Herb was halfway through her last semester of nursing school at George Fox University when she heard the news: Oregon’s first COVID-19 patient was being treated at Kaiser Westside in Hillsboro. Immediately, Herb and her classmates began wondering how COVID was...

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Impact of Stress on Nurse Workforce Will Outlast Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its second year, its impact on healthcare workers continues. A new research brief from the Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN) summarizes recent findings regarding the pandemic’s impact on the stress levels and emotional health of...

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