Since 2004, the Oregon Center for Nursing has evaluated employer demand for nurses as part of it’s core research. Our demand work tracks key metrics that indicate the stability of the nursing workforce and difficulty recruiting and hiring an adequate workforce.

As our study of the demand for nurses has progressed, we came to recognized that demand for nurses looks different in different health sectors.

Use the charts below to look at a specific sector, or compare results across different settings.


  • Click on tabs at the top of the charts to access different data pages.
  • Use the filters on the right to select the data you want to see.