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OCN releases new infographic on nurse faculty

The Oregon Center for Nursing, Portland, in May released “Oregon’s Nurse Faculty Challenges,” a new infographic to raise awareness of the underlying issues related to recruitment and retention of nurse faculty.
A 2014 survey conducted by OCN showed a majority of nurse educators are over 55, and five of 10 nurses plan to retire within the next 10 years, according to a news release.
“The wave of retirements is already taking place,” OCN Executive Director Jana R. Bitton said in the release. “Our research shows the number of faculty members retiring is only going to increase in coming year. This will put a huge strain on our nursing education system, which will affect Oregon’s ability to educate the next generation of nurses.”
The survey results also showed despite an overall satisfaction with their jobs, 62% of Oregon nurse faculty still feel a pull to leave their positions.
The top reasons nurse faculty give for leaving include higher pay, a more manageable workload and a desire to return to patient-focused care.
The survey of nurse faculty is a continuation of research OCN has conducted on Oregon’s nurse faculty workforce since 2008. A full report on the nurse faculty is expected to be released in June.

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