nursing education

  • An Unofficial Guide to New Graduate Nursing

    February 07, 2022

    Your countdown app alerts you that you have 100 days left until you graduate nursing school. A wave of emotions comes over you – excitement and pride, but also apprehension and some anxiety. You’ve grown accustomed to the ebb and flow of nursing school but now it is time to take your first steps as … Read more

  • Schools Transition to Virtual Simulation During Pandemic

    July 06, 2020

    As the COVID-19 pandemic descended in March 2020, colleges and universities across the United States closed classrooms and transitioned to Zoom lectures. Nursing programs, however, faced a unique challenge. Not only did they need to quickly switch to online lectures, nursing programs needed a way to provide clinical placements when facilities across most of Oregon … Read more

  • Growth in BSN Programs Impacts Oregon’s Workforce

    November 06, 2019

    The Oregon Center for Nursing’s (OCN) recently released a new report, “Trends in Oregon Nursing Education, 2012-2018,” which examines long-term trends in the state’s nursing education pipeline. “It all starts with education,” said Jana R. Bitton, OCN’s Executive Director. “Understanding Oregon’s capacity to educate future nurses is a vital component to ensuring our state has … Read more

  • Good Things Happening in Nursing

    September 09, 2019

    It’s easy to point out the challenges facing Oregon’s nursing workforce. We write about them … constantly. Extensively. Obsessively? When the focus centers on all the challenges and obstacles, it is easy to feel discouraged and think things aren’t getting better. And yet, things ARE getting better. At the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce … Read more

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