Nursing Education

  • Comparison of the Perception of Clinical Instruction: In-Facility, Face-to-Face Simulation, and Virtual Simulation Experiences in Oregon’s Nursing Programs 

    August 11, 2023
    OCN Report

    The COVID-19 pandemic, beginning in March 2020, had profound impacts on nursing education in Oregon and across the country. The use of simulation, both face-to-face and remote learning, provide opportunities to address specific challenges in clinical practice through realistic learning environments increasing learner knowledge and confidence while providing a safe space to practice before entering a clinical setting, potentially decreasing performance anxiety. The primary purpose of this study was to assess the students’ and faculty’s perception of the ability of the different simulation modalities to meet the students’ learning needs.

  • 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 ident...

  • 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.

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