Press Releases

  • Oregon Center for Nursing Publishes Statewide Wage Study of Oregon Nursing Workforce

    April 03, 2024

    The report is the first comprehensive look at Oregon nursing wages compared to practice setting, geographic location, cost of living, and more Portland, Ore. — April 1, 2024 — The Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN) today published the findings of its landmark report, How Much Do Oregon’s Registered Nurses Earn? The 2023 Oregon Wage Study. Comparing … Read more

  • OCN Celebrates its 2023 Outstanding Nurse Preceptor Award Winners

    October 05, 2023

    Together with nursing staff and leaders across the state, the Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN) announced Oregon’s Outstanding Nurse Preceptors for 2023. The third annual event celebrates 24 exceptional nurse preceptors and recognizes their critical roles in advancing the nursing workforce.  “We could not do this without our nurse preceptors. Preceptors help nurses transition into … Read more

  • Oregon Center for Nursing Grants $496,496 to Foster Nurse Well-being in Long-Term Care Settings

    July 13, 2023

    Portland, Ore., July 13, 2023 — The Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN) recently awarded $496,496 in grant funding to support mental health and emotional wellness initiatives for nurses in long-term care environments. Funding was made possible by the generous support of the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS).  The grants will support the nursing workforce of … Read more

  • Oregon Center for Nursing Awards $350,000 for Nurse Well-being Projects

    May 03, 2023

    The Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN) recently awarded approximately $350,000 in grants to projects that promote mental health and emotional wellness for nurses. The funds were made available through the Congressionally Directed Spending allocation from the offices of Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden. The grants were awarded to projects from around the state and … Read more

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