OCN Recognizes Nurse Preceptors Across Oregon

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...
Nurses In Distress Summit Summary Available

Nurses In Distress Summit Summary Available

Oregon’s nurses are in distress. The unrelenting nature of prolonged public health crisis, along with the challenges facing the nursing profession prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, has taken its toll on Oregon’s nursing workforce. Many are leaving their work and...
Filling the Gaps

Filling the Gaps

As COVID lingers, Oregon’s clinical preceptors seek to balance their role as critical mentors with the threat of burnout. In a monastery, a “preceptor” is the abbey’s primary music-maker; in Freemasonry, a preceptor is the leader of a lodge. For new nurses at certain...
Coming Together for a Greater Good

Coming Together for a Greater Good

South of Milwaukie, Oregon, at a bend in the river that bears its name, Willamette View is a 27-acre long-term care community that provides its 480 residents a range of programs and services, residential housing, and levels of healthcare. It offers a modern fitness...
For Oregon’s Nurse Graduates, an Era Like No Other

For Oregon’s Nurse Graduates, an Era Like No Other

Natalie Herb was halfway through her last semester of nursing school at George Fox University when she heard the news: Oregon’s first COVID-19 patient was being treated at Kaiser Westside in Hillsboro. Immediately, Herb and her classmates began wondering how COVID was...
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