Archive for May 2009

Vitale Statement on Health Committee Hearing on Nursing Shortage

May 29, 2009

  VITALE STATEMENT ON HEALTH COMMITTEE HEARING ON NURSING SHORTAGE               TRENTON – Senator Joseph F. Vitale, D-Middlesex, and Chairman of the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee, issued the following statement today regarding the panel’s hearing on the shortage of nurses and nursing faculty members in the Garden State:               "Quality … More

New Initiative seeks to reverse NJ’s Nurse Shortage

May 29, 2009

  "Unless we act now, New Jersey and the rest of the nation are heading for a nursing catastrophe that will affect us all," says Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A., president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). "We ignore it at our peril. The quality of health care for … More

Robert Wood Johnson to Provide Funds Aimed at Curing N.J.’s Nursing Shortage

May 29, 2009

  TRENTON: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation are expected today to announce a $22 million initiative to address New Jersey’s nursing shortage.   The announcement will be made at 10 a.m. in the State House Annex during a meeting of the Senate Health, Human Services … More

NJ Makes Effort to Prevent Future Nursing Shortage

May 29, 2009

  A shortage of nurse faculty members at New Jersey colleges may lead to fewer trained nurses and could hurt health care in the Garden State. A new effort by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the state Chamber of Commerce is aimed at increasing the number of nurse educators… More  

Nursing Programs Flat-Lining in New Jersey

May 29, 2009

  TRENTON — Interested in becoming a nurse? Good luck. A shortage of qualified nursing educators in New Jersey means you would have a better shot at getting into general undergraduate programs at The University of Pennsylvania or Cornell than entering Richard Stockton College’s four-year nursing program… More

Testimony of Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

May 28, 2009

  Testimony of Risa Lavizzo-Mourey President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Before the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee New Jersey State Legislature, Trenton, New Jersey   Thank you, Chairman Vitale, Vice Chair Weinberg, Senators Singer and Kean. And thanks to all your colleagues for joining us at this timely and important hearing … More

Testimony of Susan Bakewell-Sachs

May 28, 2009

    Testimony of Susan Bakewell-Sachs Dean and Professor of Nursing School of Nursing, Health and Exercise Science, The College of New Jersey Before the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee New Jersey State Legislature, Trenton, New Jersey   Thank you, Chairman Vitale, Vice Chair Weinberg and all the Senators on this Committee … More

Testimony of Joan Verplanck

May 28, 2009

    Testimony of Joan Verplanck President, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Before the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee New Jersey State Legislature, Trenton, New Jersey   Thank you Chairman Vitale, Vice Chair Weinberg, and members of this Committee for allowing me to make the business case for increasing the number of nurse educators … More

Testimony of Jeffrey C. Scheininger

May 28, 2009

    Testimony of Jeffrey C. Scheininger President, Flexline/U.S. Brass & Copper Corporation Before the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee New Jersey State Legislature, Trenton, New Jersey   Mr. Chair, Ms. Vice Chair, and members of this Committee: I’m here today to discuss why it is important to our state’s small businesses that we … More

Testimony of David Anthony Forrester

May 28, 2009

Testimony of David Anthony Forrester University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Nursing Before the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee New Jersey State Legislature, Trenton, New Jersey May 28, 2009 Good morning. Thank you for the opportunity to testify here today. My name is David Anthony Forrester, Ph.D., R.N., … More

Testimony of Maria Torchia LoGrippo

May 28, 2009

Testimony of Maria Torchia LoGrippo RWJF New Jersey Nursing Scholar Before the Senate, Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee New Jersey State Legislature, Trenton, New Jersey May 28, 2009 I would like to start by thanking you all for giving me the opportunity to speak today about a priceless gift I have received from … More

Testimony of Fred West

May 28, 2009

Testimony of Fred West Assistant Principal, Ocean Township High School, Oakhurst, New Jersey Before the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee New Jersey State Legislature May 28, 2009 Thank you, Chairman Vitale, Vice Chairman Weinberg, and members of this committee for the chance to testify about the incalculable value of our nation’s nurses. … More

What If New Jersey Didn’t Have Enough Nurses?

May 26, 2009

Contact: Gretchen Wright and Johanna Diaz – (202) 371-1999; George Koodray – (609) 989-7888 x157   $22 Million Initiative to Launch at State Senate Hearing Thursday; Focus on Nurse Faculty Shortage, Averting Health Care Crisis in State   New Jersey does not have enough faculty to educate the nurses the state will need to provide … More

Award Recognizes Nurse at North Shore-Long Island – Nurse.com

May 8, 2009

Award Recognizes Nurse at North Shore-Long Island Nurse.com, VA She was congratulated at the event by family, friends, colleagues, and Nursing Spectrum’s Jean Scheuer, vice president of advertising in New York, New Jersey, and New England, and Eileen Williamson, RN, MSN, vice president of nursing communications and …

5 Safe REITs for the Recovery – Kiplinger.com

May 8, 2009

5 Safe REITs for the Recovery Kiplinger.com, DC Its 156 properties are clustered in major research centers, such as eastern Massachusetts, suburban New Jersey and the San Francisco Bay area. The Pasadena, Cal., firm’s highly specialized focus allows it to attract top-notch tenants, such as Genentech …