• How Much Do Oregon’s Registered Nurses Earn? 2023 Oregon Wage Study

    April 03, 2024
    OCN Report

    Comparing reported wages of registered nurses (RNs) against a comprehensive set of state-specific criteria, How Much Do Oregon’s Registered Nurses Earn? 2023 Oregon Wage Study provides the first look into the economic well-being of Oregon’s nursing workforce. Previous...

  • Comparison of the Perception of Clinical Instruction: In-Facility, Face-to-Face Simulation, and Virtual Simulation Experiences in Oregon’s Nursing Programs 

    August 11, 2023
    OCN Report

    The COVID-19 pandemic, beginning in March 2020, had profound impacts on nursing education in Oregon and across the country. The use of simulation, both face-to-face and remote learning, provide opportunities to address specific challenges in clinical practice through real...

  • The Future of Oregon’s Nursing Workforce: Analysis and Recommendations

    November 01, 2022
    OCN Report

    The capacity and resilience of Oregon’s nursing workforce have been severely stressed by the COVID-19 pandemic, exacerbating pre-existing problems. This comprehensive report provides an overview of Oregon’s nurse workforce, outlines current challenges facing nurse...

  • Filling the Gap: An Examination of Oregon Registered Nurses Licensed Through Endorsement

    April 20, 2022
    OCN Report

    • To fill the need for nurses in Oregon, employers traditionally rely on RNs migrating to Oregon to practice.
    • If the number of endorsing RNs practicing in Oregon continues to fall, Oregon’s smallest counties are at risk of not being able to recruit enough R...

  • Issues Facing the Post-Pandemic Nursing Workforce in Oregon – Lasting Pandemic Impacts

    March 10, 2022
    OCN Report

    The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated many issues facing the nursing workforce in Oregon, including the disruption of the nursing education pipeline, increased stress levels and burnout among nurses, and nurses leaving their positions. The issues affecting the nursing wor...

  • A New View on Nurse Turnover: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Shocked the System

    October 07, 2021
    OCN Report

    Turnover among the nursing workforce is a global issue with a significant impact on the delivery of high quality care and the financial performance of healthcare systems. High levels of turnover among nurses increase workgroup conflict, decrease unit cohesion, and reduce ...

  • Issues Facing the Post-Pandemic Nursing Workforce in Oregon – Stress and Emotional Health

    April 20, 2021
    OCN Report

    Early in the pandemic, much concern was focused on an adequate supply of COVID-19 testing supplies, inventories of personal protective equipment (PPE), and the disruption of the nursing education pipeline as clinical education sites restricted access. Many nurse leaders w...

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