The Future of Oregon’s Nursing Workforce: Analysis and Recommendations
November 01, 2022
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 nurses throughout the state, and discusses potential solutions to strengthen Oregon’s nursing workforce.
April 20, 2022
- 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...
March 10, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated many issues facing the nursing workforce in Oregon, including the disruption of the nursing education pipeline, increased stress levels and burnout among nurses, and nurses leaving their positions. The issues affecting the nursing wor...
October 07, 2021
Turnover among the nursing workforce is a global issue with a significant impact on the delivery of high quality care and the financial performance of healthcare systems. High levels of turnover among nurses increase workgroup conflict, decrease unit cohesion, and reduce ...
January 22, 2021
Recent studies in Oregon provide compelling evidence of a nursing workforce maldistribution across geographic areas, practice settings, and even across nurses’ careers. The original intent of the work on maldistribution was to encourage communities to explore customized...
June 22, 2020
- 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...
March 11, 2020
It is well-established that the primary care needs of all Oregonians are outpacing the supply of medical professionals to meet those needs. Nurse practitioners (NPs) are educated and trained to provide primary care and there has been a dramatic growth in the number of NPs...
June 21, 2019
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...
February 09, 2018
- Oregon’s current nursing workforce is younger than the recent past.
- The median age for registered nurses was 47 in 2016; down three years from that in 2012.
- More younger nurses are entering the workforce.
- The younger nursing workforce is...