Major Elements of OCNE
OCNE is a partnership of eleven community college nursing programs and all of the OHSU nursing program campuses. OCNE programs are located in all quadrants of Oregon, in both rural and urban communities.
OCNE is often cited as an initiative primarily focused on increasing access to baccalaureate education, and this has been one of its goals. However, OCNE actually encompasses multiple initiatives necessary to meet the overarching goal of aligning nursing education with the emerging health care needs of Oregonians:
Partnerships & Collaboration – Create a partnership of Oregon's public nursing programs.
Curriculum Transformation – A shared baccalaureate curriculum based on the competencies needed for emerging health care needs and rapidly changing health care environment.
Pedagogy Reform – Design instruction based on cognitive science and nursing research. Focus on how people learn.
Clinical Education Redesign – Changing the framework of clinical from training to a learning laboratory