Oregon Center for Nursing

  • March 2022 Student Huddle Summary

    March 09, 2022

    A gathering of Oregon nursing students to share timely updates and share insights from peers and stakeholders. Topics of Discussion: RN Residency Programs. Students graduating in May are beginning to think more and more about RN residency programs. We had a guest recruiter from St. Charles Health System graciously provide information about their newly launched … Read more

  • 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 Oregon’s nursing workforce to recover to pre-pandemic levels. “We continue to … Read more

  • Boards Need Nurses

    November 19, 2021

    As highly-skilled health professionals, nurses are the backbone of our healthcare system and their unique skills can be used on any board as well. Consider these skills*: A holistic view. RNs recognize the implications of decisions on others. Compatibility. Nurses excel at working in teams across varying disciplines — they do so every day. Accountability. … Read more

  • Path To Nonprofit Board Service

    November 17, 2021

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  • OCN Recognizes Nurse Preceptors Across Oregon

    October 21, 2021

    It’s no secret Oregon’s entire nursing workforce is under immense pressure as pandemic surges and workforce shortages continue to frustrate health care providers. Maintaining a pipeline of registered nurses to provide quality health care to Oregonians across the state is critical. Oregon’s nurse preceptors play a vital role with health care organizations. They not only … Read more

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