New OCN Report: Characteristics of the Nursing Workforce in Oregon-2016
10/26/17 Portland, Ore.
The nursing workforce is critical to the delivery of healthcare.
The nursing workforce is critical to the delivery of healthcare. Nurses work in a variety of settings and practice areas affecting the lives of all Oregonians. In addition, nurses make up the largest share of the healthcare workforce in Oregon. This makes nursing an economic driver for the state.
According to the Health Resources Service and Administration, like much of the rest of the nation, Oregon is facing a shortage of nurses by 2025. This shortage will compound the shortage of other healthcare professionals, including physicians.