NOT WORKING WELL: Clinical Placement for Nursing Students in an Era of Pandemic
September 18, 2020
In the winter of 2020, the Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN) began a series of meetings designed to bring nursing leaders from both clinical and educational settings together regularly to discuss new and emerging issues during the pandemic. These virtual meetings have identified several ongoing themes as key concerns. High on this list is the clinical placement of nursing students in the Portland Metro area. To understand more about this problem and its impact on the nursing workforce pipeline, OCN surveyed area healthcare agencies and nursing programs.
November 08, 2019
Some remarkable changes in the nursing workforce have occurred over the past few decades. The number of registered nurses (RN) in the workforce has grown by more than 50 percent since 2001, with more than 3.1 million RNs working across the United States in 2015. Across th...
March 18, 2019
As communities and healthcare settings across the United States experience difficulties in recruiting and retaining nurses, many are searching for innovative solutions to fill workforce gaps. One option explored and implemented by some states is the concept of “nurs...
July 01, 2018
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