• 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...

  • The Connection Between Local Nurse Recruitment Efforts and Social Determinants of Health

    January 22, 2021
    OCN Report

    Recent studies in Oregon provide compelling evidence of a nursing workforce maldistribution across geographic areas, practice settings, and even across nurses’ careers. The original intent of the work on maldistribution was to encourage communities to explore customized...

  • NOT WORKING WELL: Clinical Placement for Nursing Students in an Era of Pandemic

    September 18, 2020
    OCN Report

    In the winter of 2020, the Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN) began a series of meetings designed to bring nursing leaders from both clinical and educational settings together regularly to discuss new and emerging issues during the pandemic. These virtual meetings have ident...

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