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

Nursing Workforce Research Matters

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

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Strong Demand for Nurses Continues in Oregon

Employers in Oregon continue to report a strong demand, or need, for nurses according to The Demand for Nursing Professionals in Oregon – 2018, a new report released by the Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN). “Employers report difficulties in recruiting, hiring,...

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Diversity Celebrated at Annual OCN Fundraiser Breakfast

More than 150 nurses and stakeholders from around Oregon came together on November 7th at the Oregon Center for Nursing’s (OCN) annual fundraising breakfast at the Oregon Zoo. The theme of this year’s event was “Sparking Success: Where Nursing and Diversity Meet.”...

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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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