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OCNE Chooses Jive to Launch First Statewide Nursing Community to Support and Accelerate Education
The Oregon Consortium of Nursing Education transforms information sharing to streamline education and connect faculty, nurses and students through collaboration

LAS VEGAS, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- JiveWorld16 -- Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: JIVE) today announced that the Oregon Consortium of Nursing Education (OCNE) selected the Jive for Healthcare Collaboration solution to improve nursing education across university and college campuses, and help address the staggering nursing shortage the U.S. is facing. Built on the cloud-based Jive-n interactive intranet, this solution improves the accessibility of nursing curriculum, best practices, specialized knowledge and peer-to-peer feedback amongst nursing educators, professionals and students. Oregon was the first state to implement a statewide, multi-campus consortium approach for nursing education, and OCNE's collaborative online community is the first of its kind.

OCNE's Jive-powered Connected Nursing community homepage

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2022, total nursing employment will increase by 19 percent, creating demand for 1.05 million newly trained nurses. With the average age of nursing faculty currently over 57, and with 50 percent considering retirement in the next five to 10 years, the national healthcare system anticipates an impending nursing crisis. The imminent nursing faculty shortage may prohibit programs from sustaining current enrollments, let alone increase the number of students in the pipeline that need to be trained. New innovative means are required to prepare nursing faculty who can enhance and accelerate education for new nurses. OCNE is addressing this crisis in Oregon by connecting 10 community colleges and universities to develop and share curriculum. While the consortium meets in person at monthly or quarterly meetings, they previously didn't have the means to keep the dialogue going outside of ad hoc email and phone calls in between events.

OCNE worked with Jive and iTalent Corporation, a global technology consulting services and systems integration company, to deploy its connected nursing community. "We are excited to partner with Jive and iTalent Corporation," said Paula Gubrud-Howe, director of OCNE. "Jive's Healthcare Collaboration solution is a revolutionary approach that aids us in raising awareness and combating the impending nursing faculty crisis. We see this as the first step in creating a globally connected healthcare solution for all nurses."

With Jive, OCNE members can easily connect and collaborate on developing changes to the curriculum, gather feedback and ideas on how to enhance their current offerings, and discuss relevant agenda items and important topics in advance of their in-person meetings. While not all nursing specialties are present on every campus, Jive allows OCNE faculty to share best practices and clinical case studies, and collaborate with specialists no matter where they are. The digital community even incorporates an Emeritus option that enables retired nurses and nurse faculty to guest teach part-time, continue to mentor new faculty and students, and remain relevant in the nursing field.

"OCNE is leading the charge in connecting nursing faculty, professionals and students to advance nursing education and meet an important need as the current, experienced nursing workforce transitions into retirement and assists with training a new generation of nurses to step in," said John Schneider, vice president of product marketing at Jive. "We're honored to help OCNE do more of what they do best through a WorkHub-powered interactive intranet that enables clinicians to connect and collaborate throughout Oregon. Our great partner team at iTalent did a tremendous job of positioning OCNE for success."

"Nursing education is a pillar of healthcare," said Renee LaLonde, CEO and founding partner of iTalent Corporation. "Connected Nursing provides the tools to revitalize nursing education and practice on a global scale."

Jive's modern solutions conform to HIPAA requirements and enable health systems to connect, communicate and collaborate as an integrated health enterprise. OCNE joins a growing list of over 40 health care organizations – including BUPA, Carestream Health, Cerner, Lahey Health, Parkview Health, Spectrum Health, Trinity Health, and United Health Group – that use Jive's Healthcare Collaboration solution to help clinicians, researchers and administrators deliver effective patient care in a more efficient and less costly manner.

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About Jive Software

Jive (Nasdaq: JIVE) is the leading provider of modern communication and collaboration solutions for business. Recognized as a leader by the industry's top analyst firms in multiple categories, Jive enables employees, partners and customers to work better together. More information can be found at or the Jive News Blog.

About OCNE

The Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE) is a partnership of ten Oregon community colleges and six campuses of the OHSU School of Nursing with a shared competency-based curriculum taught on all consortium campuses. Through OCNE, Oregon nursing programs can dramatically expand their capacity and enrollment, and prepare graduates of these programs with competencies to address the rapidly changing health care needs of Oregon's aging and ethnically diverse population.

About iTalent

iTalent is a women owned, global business enterprise technology consulting services and cloud  integration firm. iTalent helps companies such as Cisco, Veritas, and Sephora do what they do better through a wide variety of offerings such as digitizing operations and increasing collaboration, business intelligence and analytics, optimizing system processes and change management consulting, cloud and software development, and mobile application development.

All of these solutions and the diverse, unique, and effective team makes iTalent the best fit for businesses looking to streamline and improve business operations. The team has numerous awards to its name, including three APAC Stevie Awards, three Best in Biz Awards, five Stevie ABA Awards, two Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and a WRMSDC Rising Star Award.

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