OCN News

  • COVID-19 Impact On Nursing Workforce Will Outlast Pandemic

    March 09, 2022

    ​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

  • An Unofficial Guide to New Graduate Nursing

    February 07, 2022

    Your countdown app alerts you that you have 100 days left until you graduate nursing school. A wave of emotions comes over you – excitement and pride, but also apprehension and some anxiety. You’ve grown accustomed to the ebb and flow of nursing school but now it is time to take your first steps as … Read more

  • OCN Evolving To Meet Nursing Needs

    January 31, 2022

    When the Oregon Center for Nursing was first founded in 2002, the state was facing a serious shortage of nurses in certain settings. Sound familiar? Today, the profession continues to face staffing pressures, this time from a global pandemic that led to a “Great Resignation” and acute shortages of nurses.  As the Oregon Center for … Read more

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