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  • Grant Opportunity Supporting Nurses’ Well-Being

    September 20, 2022

    Established in 2020, the RN Well-Being Project is an initiative designed to provide research and resources on the mental and emotional well-being of Oregon’s nurses and to implement evidence-based interventions to positively impact nurses’ mental health. This project has brought together nursing leaders from all areas of healthcare, legislators, policy analysts, association representatives, research analysts, … Read more

  • OCN Recognizes Preceptors Across the State

    September 14, 2022

    As Oregon’s healthcare providers continue to address unprecedented staffing needs within their facilities, the Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN) is celebrating the vital work of nurse preceptors through the second annual Oregon Outstanding Nurse Preceptor Awards. In conjunction with Nursing Professional Development Week, OCN will recognize and honor 14 nurses who serve a critical role … Read more

  • May 2022 Student Huddle Summary

    May 19, 2022

    A gathering of Oregon nursing students to share timely updates and share insights from peers and stakeholders. Topics of Discussion: Student Placements. For the first time since the pandemic began, a few students reported their cohorts are being placed within their top three preferred units. Throughout much of the pandemic, this was not the case. … Read more

  • New Study Outlines Drawbacks to Reliance on Nurse Migration

    April 14, 2022

    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 ways. “Though Oregon doubled enrollment in our nursing education programs in the early 2000s, the … Read more

  • April 2022 Student Huddle Summary

    April 13, 2022

    A gathering of Oregon nursing students to share timely updates and share insights from peers and stakeholders. Topics of Discussion: Recruiting Events. Student Huddlers were asked how and when they are getting exposed to career opportunities. Some students reported that their campus recruiting events are still being held in a virtual space. Others responded that … Read more

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