The Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN), in conjunction with the Oregon Action Coalition (OAC), recently released a new podcast series as part of its Oregon Nurses on Boards initiative, which aims to educate and inspire nurses to seek out board positions.

The podcast series features OCN Executive Director, Jana R. Bitton, MPA and Jake Creviston, DNP, RN, PMHNP-bc as they discuss board service, the important role nurses can play and how to get more involved. The first of six episodes was aired on June 13th; new episodes will be posted weekly.

“The Oregon Nurses on Boards initiative has a variety of great resources for individuals who are considering board service,” said Bitton. “But we also wanted to make sure the resources were available in a variety of mediums.”

To listen to the “Oregon Nurses on Boards” podcast, visit the Resources page on the Oregon Nurses on Boards Toolkit available at

The Oregon Nurses on Boards Initiative is a collaborative project between the Oregon Center for Nursing and the Oregon Action Coalition. It is funded with a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with matching funds provided by Legacy Health System, Oregon Center for Nursing, OHSU, OHSU School of Nursing and Dr. Dana Bjarnason, RN, NE-BC, PhD.

OCN is a nonprofit organization created by nursing leaders in 2002. OCN facilitates research and collaboration for Oregon’s nursing workforce to support informed, well-prepared, diverse and exceptional nursing professionals. Recognized by the Oregon state legislature as a state advisory for nursing workforce issues, OCN fulfills its mission through nurse workforce research, building partnerships, and advocating for nursing and healthcare.  For more information about OCN, please visit

Media Contact:
Jana R. Bitton, MPA
Executive Director