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New Study Outlines Drawbacks to Reliance on Nurse Migration

New Study Outlines Drawbacks to Reliance on Nurse Migration

Oregon’s healthcare providers have long relied on nurse migration from other states to fill open nursing positions. A new study from the Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN) demonstrates how this reliance on nurse migration impacts employers and communities in different...

Nurses Share Their Thoughts on Meaningful Recognition

Nurses Share Their Thoughts on Meaningful Recognition

Often overlooked by the public, media and policymakers, nurses’ roles and contributions to healthcare have been highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pandemic shifts into yet another phase, how can we continue to recognize the contributions of Oregon’s...

COVID-19 Impact On Nursing Workforce Will Outlast Pandemic

COVID-19 Impact On Nursing Workforce Will Outlast Pandemic

​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...

An Unofficial Guide to New Graduate Nursing

An Unofficial Guide to New Graduate Nursing

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...

OCN Evolving To Meet Nursing Needs

OCN Evolving To Meet Nursing Needs

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...

OCN Recognizes Nurse Preceptors Across Oregon

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...

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