Issues Facing the Post-Pandemic Nursing Workforce in Oregon – Lasting Pandemic Impacts
March 10, 2022
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 workforce have shifted as the pandemic progressed. Early on, the principle concerns were the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE), nurses being furloughed as some practice areas closed or curtailed services as the state “locked down,” and the reduction in clinical education opportunities for students as clinical sites restricted access for non-staff. As the pandemic appears to be winding down (OHA, 2022), several nursing workforce issues remain and deserve continued attention.
October 07, 2021
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 ...
November 01, 2018
Because of the impact nurses have on the delivery of healthcare, the supply and demand for nurses garners much attention at a state and national level. In Oregon, and in other states, there are increased concerns about a nursing shortage, as well as an increased demand fo...