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...

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...

Nurse Apprenticeships: Examples for Discussion

As communities and healthcare settings across the United States experience difficulties in recruiting and retaining nurses, many are searching for innovative solutions to fill workforce gaps. One option explored and implemented by some states is the concept of “nurse...

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,...

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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