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Nursing Practice

A critical component of ONA’s purpose is to promote safe nursing practice that is evidence-based, meets the scope of nursing practice as defined by the profession and by the Oregon State Board of Nursing. In addition, a nurse’s specialty organization, laws and related regulations provide direction for a nurse's practice in this state. This part of the Professional Services web page focuses on these elements:

Professional Nursing Care Committees (PNCCs)

Professional Nursing Care Committees (PNCCs) are contractually created committees which assist staff nurses to assess and solve various problems related to nursing practice in a facility. On this page, you will find how to grow and maintain a PNCC, example charters, resources to build a PNCC, and current PNCCs and chairs.

Safe Staffing

The Oregon Nurse Staffing Law ensures that our citizens, when hospitalized in an acute care facility, will receive safe patient care based on sufficient, safe nurse staffing. Additionally, this law is similar to what other states have and are doing related to nurse staffing.

Nurse Staffing Committees

Here, you will find information related to groups, activities and entities in Oregon that are linked together to implement the Oregon Nurse Staffing Law. The groups reflected in this information are acute care facility-level Hospital Nurse Staffing Committees who focus on nurse staffing problems and solutions, and the Oregon Nurse Staffing Collaborative, a state level group of staff nurses, nurse managers and nurse executives who provide information, education and consultation related to nurse staffing.

Staffing Request and Documentation Forms (SRDF)

You can find Staffing Request and Documentation Forms and information about what they are and when they are needed here. 



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