Nurses Wanted: The Changing Demand for Registered Nurses in Oregon

Media coverage of the nursing shortage has focused on the difficulty that nursing graduates face finding employment, leaving many to ask “Is there still a nursing shortage?” The Oregon Center for Nursing answers this question in this 2011 report.

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Oregon’s Nursing Shortage: A Public Health Crisis in the Making

Recognizing the importance of an adequate nursing workforce, and in response to growing concerns about a nationwide nursing shortage, Northwest Health Foundation commissioned a study of the nursing workforce in Oregon to develop a framework for discussion of potential initiatives that could have a substantial impact on the shortage. research from the report, published in 2001, continues to influence decisions about funding workforce programs.

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