RN Programs in Oregon
Oregon is experiencing a severe nursing shortage, one that will continue to grow dramatically over the next decade as nearly half of Oregon's nurses reach retirement age. Although critical nursing shortages exist in all parts of Oregon, rural and frontier counties are most affected. Estimates currently predict that in the next decade theU.S. will begin to experience one of the worst shortages of registered nurses in the nation's history. Unlike nurse shortages in the past, a rapidly aging population, a subsequent increased demand for RNs, plus an aging nursing workforce drive this nurse shortage, unparalleled in American nursing. Recent projections indicate by 2025, 41 percent of Oregon's currently licensed RNs are expected to retire. An additional 15,700 RN's will be needed statewide over the next 15 years, and the demand for registered nurses and other health care workers will continue rising as the 78 million "baby boomers" age and require additional health care. Educators and health planners see the growing demand for nurses not only as a need for additional personnel but also for additional education, with more nurses prepared in baccalaureate programs that emphasize leadership, patient education, case management, and care across a variety of acute care and outpatient settings. Nurse Educators, BSN prepared nurses, home health nurses, and all advanced practice nursing specialties -clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, and nurse anesthetists-are in high demand in both rural and urban areas.
In order to meet the increasingly complex demands of today's health care environment, many healthcare agencies prefer or require a minimum of a bachelor's degree for their nursing staff, so now is the perfect time for LPN's to enroll in an online LPN to RN program, or LPN to BSN degree program, for RN's to take an online RN-BSN degree completion program, or RN to MSN bridge program, and for BSN nurses to earn a MS in Nursing degree.
Average Nursing Base Salaries:
|Nursing Assistant: $25,567- $31,189||Licensed Practical Nurse: $38,245 - $46,086|
|RN Staff Nurse: $59,541- $72,276||Nurse Practitioner: $80,992- $95,464|
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