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About 30 students entered a two-part nurse practitioner program last June, expecting the university to lock-in their tuition. Instead, OHSU is suspending its "tuition promise."
Apparently, Oregon is a good place to work as a nurse.
That’s the conclusion of WalletHub, which put Oregon on top in its 2020 rating. Washington state came in a close second. At the bottom of the list sat New York, where nurses have been overwhelmed during the pandemic.
Linfield College is based in McMinnville, but for 35 years it's run a major part of its nursing program out of the space it leases at the Legacy Good Samaritan in Northwest Portland.
“If we’re going to be transforming healthcare and creating a new culture of health, nurses will be at the forefront,” said Jana R. Bitton, MPA, co-lead of the OAC and executive director of the Oregon Center for Nursing.
Oregon’s behavioral health workforce is “critical” to healthcare transformation but the numbers of those licensed last year was inadequate to meet the need for integrating physical and mental health, Oregon’s Healthcare Workforce Committee was told.