Nursing Distribution

  • How Much Do Oregon’s Registered Nurses Earn? 2023 Oregon Wage Study

    April 03, 2024
    OCN Report

    Comparing reported wages of registered nurses (RNs) against a comprehensive set of state-specific criteria, How Much Do Oregon’s Registered Nurses Earn? 2023 Oregon Wage Study provides the first look into the economic well-being of Oregon’s nursing workforce. Previously available data from the Oregon Employment Department or the U.S. Bureau of Labor provide only generalized salary rates. The Oregon Registered Nurses Wage Study breaks apart Oregon nursing wages at every level, including position, practice setting, longevity, education, and the cost of living in geographic regions across the state.

  • The Future of Oregon’s Nursing Workforce: Analysis and Recommendations

    November 01, 2022
    OCN Report

    The capacity and resilience of Oregon’s nursing workforce have been severely stressed by the COVID-19 pandemic, exacerbating pre-existing problems. This comprehensive report provides an overview of Oregon’s nurse workforce, outlines current challenges facing nurse...

  • Filling the Gap: An Examination of Oregon Registered Nurses Licensed Through Endorsement

    April 20, 2022
    OCN Report

    • To fill the need for nurses in Oregon, employers traditionally rely on RNs migrating to Oregon to practice.
    • If the number of endorsing RNs practicing in Oregon continues to fall, Oregon’s smallest counties are at risk of not being able to recruit enough R...

  • 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...

  • 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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