Nursing Distribution

  • 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 RNs to fill needed positions.
    • Non-hospital practice settings in smaller communities across Oregon may face worsening staffing issues if the number of endorsing RNs who do not practice in Oregon continues to rise.
    • A decline in the number of nurses moving to Oregon or a drop in the proportion of endorsing RNs who practice in the state could have severe consequences on the ability to provide timely, high-quality healthcare to Oregonians.

  • 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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