Oregon nurses are not ok.
Individual accounts and research have shown that our nursing workforce is under more strain than ever before.
Healthcare workers showed about five times higher rate of symptoms than the estimated prevalence of PTSD in the general population.
It takes years to create a qualified, educated, experienced registered nurse. There is a very real need to protect and retain our current nursing workforce.
The Oregon Center for Nursing’s RN Well-Being Project is a collaborative initiative to raise awareness of the mental and emotional toll the pandemic has had on nurses from all settings.
In addition to compiling resources to help individual nurses access care, OCN is also working on innovative solutions for employers to make systematic culture change to best support their nurses. In recognition of Oregon’s diverse and varied regions and healthcare employers, the project aims to fund projects from around the state to implement powerful changes and help Oregon’s nurses get back to wellness.
Our partners at Bala Shoes have committed to supporting the RN Well-Being Project, donating 100% of the proceeds from their Defy product line.
If you are an organization committed to supporting the well-being of Oregon’s nurse workforce, please join our initiative. And stay tuned for more details coming soon!