Established in 2020, the RN Well-Being Project is an initiative designed to provide research and resources on the mental and emotional well-being of Oregon’s nurses and to implement evidence-based interventions to positively impact nurses’ mental health. This project has brought together nursing leaders from all areas of healthcare, legislators, policy analysts, association representatives, research analysts, and mental health professionals who have contributed to this multi-phase approach to address nurse well-being at a system level.
Early in the pandemic, we recognized that nationally and locally there was a lot of energy and support in creating wrap-around services to support the nursing workforce on an individual level. The RN Well-Being Project identified that there needed to be additional energy and support provided to the nursing workforce through efforts that prevent emotional and physical harm by addressing root-cause stressors and well-being challenges within the workplace. OCN decided to create a grant program to offer organizational support aimed at improving the workplace environments, structures, and policies where nurses and their support staff practice.
OCN will be awarding several grants of up to $50,000 to qualified applicants.
Ideal projects will use an evidence-informed approach to address a specific well-being challenge within the work environment identified through a nurse’s lens. We encourage a variety of regions and areas of practice to apply. More details will be posted as we approach the application launch date.
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Dawne Schoenthal, Program Director
p: (503) 444-9894
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