• 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...

  • Issues Facing the Post-Pandemic Nursing Workforce in Oregon

    September 03, 2020
    OCN Report

    Oregon ’s nursing workforce has faced many different challenges over time, such as the aging of the population and health care demand related to increased prevalence of chronic conditions. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage states, including Oregon, the challe...

  • Nursing Maldistribution: The Intersection Between Practice Setting and Years of Nursing Experience

    June 22, 2020
    OCN Report

    • More experienced RNs tend to practice in home health/ hospice, public health, policy and education.
    • RNs practicing in home health/hospice and public health will likely retire from nursing while working in those settings.
    • RNs with less than 20 years...

  • Primary Care Workforce Crisis Looming in Oregon

    March 11, 2020
    OCN Report

    It is well-established that the primary care needs of all Oregonians are outpacing the supply of medical professionals to meet those needs. Nurse practitioners (NPs) are educated and trained to provide primary care and there has been a dramatic growth in the number of NPs...

  • Trends in Oregon Nursing Education, 2012-2018

    November 08, 2019
    OCN Report

    Some remarkable changes in the nursing workforce have occurred over the past few decades. The number of registered nurses (RN) in the workforce has grown by more than 50 percent since 2001, with more than 3.1 million RNs working across the United States in 2015. Across th...

  • Shortage or Maldistribution: Shifting the Conversation About Oregon’s Nursing Workforce

    June 21, 2019
    OCN Report

    The prospect of a nursing shortage causes great concern for health officials and healthcare industry leaders. Nursing shortages are problematic for healthcare leaders and workforce planners as there are simply not enough nurses to fill vacant positions. This creates signi...

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