Larlene Dunsmuir

Director of Professional Services of the Oregon Nurses Association Executive Director of the Oregon Nurses Foundation

Describe your values and how they inform your involvement in Workforce Development: 

I am committed to supporting workforce development so that community members can succeed in attaining balance between work and life. As a nurse leader and educator, I have realized there is an urgent need to diversify the nursing workforce so that nurses represent the communities that they are caring for. This means that there is a need to recruit from diverse populations for nursing schools, work with the industry to build networks that provide opportunities to get workers from other fields into the nursing pipeline and retain a highly skilled workforce.


Professional Organization Membership & Affiliations

American Nurses Association, National Commission for Addressing Racism in Nursing, Nurse Practitioners of Oregon, University of Portland School of Nursing, Adjunct Faculty