Nursing Supply

  • Oregon Nurses Licensed By Endorsement

    April 20, 2017
    OCN Report

    Oregon’s registered nurses (RNs) obtain their licenses by one of two methods:

    • EXAM—This method is for individuals who have just finished their initial nursing education and have not yet worked as a registered nurse.
    • ENDORSEMENT—This method is f...

  • Oregon’s Licensed Practical Nurse Workforce

    September 04, 2016
    OCN Report

    What is a Licensed Practical Nurse? Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) provide basic nursing care under the direction of registered nurses or licensed independent practitioners. Job responsibilities include monitoring patients’ health, administering basic patient care, pr...

  • WHERE ARE THEY NOW? A retrospective analysis of churn among registered nurses in Oregon

    November 01, 2015
    OCN Report

    Labor market churn refers to the movement of workers from one job to another. This movement may take a worker to a different position, department, organization, and/or geographic location. Higher levels of churn are generally seen as an indicator of ample employment oppor...

  • WHERE ARE THEY NOW? A retrospective analysis of churn among nurse practitioners in Oregon

    November 01, 2015
    OCN Report

    Labor market churn refers to the movement of workers from one job to another. This movement may take a worker to a different position, department, organization, and/or geographic location. Higher levels of churn are generally seen as an indicator of ample employment oppor...

  • WHERE ARE THEY NOW? A retrospective analysis of the current employment status of registered nurses newly licensed to practice in Oregon

    November 01, 2015
    OCN Report

    To practice in the U.S., registered nurses (RN) are required to hold an active, state-issued license. Oregon licensure occurs through one of two processes: examination or endorsement. Nurses licensed by examination have typically just finished a pre-licensure nursing educ...

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