Research

  • Portland Business Journal: Oregon Nursing Workforce Strained by COVID-19

    March 18, 2020

    Check out the Portland Business Journal’s recent article on COVID-19’s potential to impact Oregon’s nurse workforce. 

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  • OCN Finds Critical Lack of Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care

    March 04, 2020

    The Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN) released a new report on nurse practitioners with surprising and important implications for public health policy makers, health care leaders, nurse educators and the nursing workforce. With a noticeable shortage of primary care providers throughout the state, assumptions have been made that trained and licensed nurse practitioners (NPs) could … Read more

  • Conversation Around Workforce Focuses on Maldistribution

    June 21, 2019

    The Oregon Center for Nursing’s (OCN) recently released a new report on the nursing workforce, “Shortage or Maldistribution: Shifting the Conversation Around Oregon’s Nursing Workforce.” The report provides updated, detailed information on nursing professionals in Oregon, and looks at how those numbers have changed in recent years. “For years, nursing communities across the nation have discussed an impending … Read more

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