Just added to the Pacific Northwest Archives Collection is the DVD Working Together for Healthy Communities, a production of the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE).
The video examines OCNE's impact on nursing education in Oregon. According to its website, "OCNE is a partnership of community colleges and public and private university schools of nursing established in response to the critical nursing shortage and the 2001 Strategic Plan promulgated by the Oregon Nursing Leadership Council. OCNE is one mechanism by which Oregon nursing programs can dramatically expand their capacity and enrollment, and prepare graduates of these programs with the competencies to address the rapidly changing health care needs of Oregon's aging and ethnically diverse populations."
OCNE staff have already received inquiries from around the country about this innovative program, the development process, problems encountered and successes achieved. Historical Collections & Archives is proud to announce that we will be receiving a collection of OCNE records, including meeting minutes, drafts of proposals, and other documents illustrating the evolution of the consortium.