Nursing Education

  • NOT WORKING WELL: Clinical Placement for Nursing Students in an Era of Pandemic

    September 18, 2020
    OCN Report

    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.

  • Trends in Oregon Nursing Education, 2012-2018

    November 08, 2019
    OCN Report

    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...

  • Nursing Apprenticeships: Examples for Oregon Discussion

    March 18, 2019
    OCN Report

    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...

  • Nursing Education in Oregon: 2016-2017

    July 01, 2018
    OCN Report

    The Oregon Center for Nursing facilitates research and collaboration for Oregon’s nursing workforce to support informed, well-prepared, diverse and exceptional nursing professionals.

  • Oregon’s Nurse Faculty Workforce: 2014 Update (2015)

    May 01, 2014
    OCN Report

    A key component to maintaining a superior nurse workforce in Oregon is the quality of nursing education programs and nurse educators. The Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN) has conducted research on the nurse workforce, including nurse educators, since the center was establi...

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