Roughly a third of the people who work as nurses in Oregon are approaching retirement age. So in a few more years, a shortage could result... with perhaps 6,000 nursing positions unfilled by 2025.
These are figures the Oregon Nurses Association provides and wants to avoid.
ONA is working on several fronts to address the issue, including providing scholarships and other educational incentives to get more people to train for nursing jobs. ONA reps walks us through the issues and possible solutions.
Also in the discussion: a possible strike against Providence Medford Medical Center.