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 2017 to 2018, but not significantly,” said Jana R. Bitton, OCN’s Executive Director.
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 apprenticeships.”
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, and retaining nurses across
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.” “Diversity and equity
… Learn from them. View from hospital number “I’ve lost count.” It has been a rough year. Not for OCN, but for me personally. Since January of this year, I’ve rushed to the emergency room of four different hospitals on six occasions. Sometimes it was