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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.

Supply of Nurses

Our latest supply report, infographic, interactive charts and more!

Demand for Nurses

View updated data on Oregon’s demand for nurses and vacancy/turnover rates in key work settings.

Nursing Education

Updated information on nursing education in Oregon now available.

Conversation Around Workforce Focuses on Maldistribution

The Oregon Center for Nursing’s (OCN) recently released a new report on the nursing workforce, “Shortage or Maldistribution: Shifting the Conversation Around Oregon’s Nursing Workforce.” The report provides updated, detailed information on nursing...

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Nursing Shortage? What Nursing Shortage?

Back in 2002, when the Oregon Center for Nursing was first created, there was an evidence-based concern that the nation would be facing a potentially catastrophic shortage of nurses by 2010. When 2010 came around, as one of the only positive outcomes of the Great...

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Graduation Rates Stable, Despite Faculty Shortage

The Oregon Center for Nursing’s (OCN) newly updated infographic, Nursing Education in Oregon, shows graduations from Oregon’s nursing programs have remained relatively stable despite ongoing faculty shortage concerns.  “The number of graduates went down slightly from...

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