OCN News

  • RN Well-Being Project Illuminates Nursing Needs

    June 27, 2022

    A statewide survey conducted by the Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN) detailed the workplace interventions that nurses feel are necessary to improve their mental and emotional well-being. Aiding workplaces in developing those interventions is the central goal of OCN’s RN Well-Being Project, which launched last year and has garnered national attention for the important work it’s … 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

  • Nurses Share Their Thoughts on Meaningful Recognition

    April 05, 2022

    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 nurses?  Recently, as part of the Oregon Center for Nursing’s (OCN) 20th anniversary “Recognize Nursing” campaign, … Read more

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