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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 Turns 20!

Learn more about how Oregon’s nursing workforce center will celebrate it’s anniversary!

Friday Huddle

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

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RN Well-Being Project

Learn more about our collaborative efforts to support Oregon’s nursing workforce.

Upcoming OCN Events

May Simulation Journal Club

May 23, 2022 3:30 PM

May 27 Friday Huddle

May 27, 2022 8:00 AM

June 2022 Student Huddle

June 8, 2022 12:00 PM

June Simulation Journal Club

June 27, 2022 3:30 PM

New Study Outlines Drawbacks to Reliance on Nurse Migration

Oregon’s healthcare providers have long relied on nurse migration from other states to fill open nursing positions. A new study from the Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN) demonstrates how this reliance on nurse migration impacts employers and communities in different...

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Nurses Share Their Thoughts on Meaningful Recognition

Often overlooked by the public, media and policymakers, nurses’ roles and contributions to healthcare have been highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pandemic shifts into yet another phase, how can we continue to recognize the contributions of Oregon’s...

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COVID-19 Impact On Nursing Workforce Will Outlast Pandemic

​Although Oregon’s pandemic state of emergency will end on April 1, the Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN) suggests the pandemic’s impact on the nursing workforce will last much longer. A new OCN research brief estimates it will take between 4.3 and 5.7 years for...

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