OCN is looking for great thinkers to help find solutions to some issues affecting Oregon’s nursing workforce. These groups are:
Nurse Equity Coalition:
In 2016, the Oregon registered nurse workforce was 88% White, while the population in Oregon was just 78% White. Join stakeholders interested in improving diversity within Oregon’s nurse workforce.
Behavioral Health Task Force:
The lack of behavioral health workforce in Oregon is staggering, and finding access to care is becoming more and more difficult. Nurses are at the frontline of these services, and we are looking for great ideas for how to help more people with mental health needs access care. Volunteers from both education and practice settings are welcome.
Statewide RN Professional Development Task Force:
How can we provide workforce development to help nurses at all levels, in all practice settings throughout all of Oregon? We’d love to hear your ideas.
Each of these workgroups will meet virtually approximately 3-4 times per year with some follow up email discussion.
Interested? Please sign up on OCN's volunteer page