Archive for June 2009

UMDNJ Nursing Grads Ready to Face Challenges –

June 15, 2009

UMDNJ Nursing Grads Ready to Face, VAMary Ann Christopher, RN, MSN, FAAN, president/CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of Central New Jersey, congratulated the graduates for the tenacity and dedication that helped them graduate. She challenged everyone to “build a healthier America, …

Faculty Shortage Hurting Nursing

June 8, 2009

By Erin Duffy TRENTON — For years, students have been told nursing was a safe and stable career choice, a field where workers will be in high demand in coming years due to a looming nursing shortage. But at The College of New Jersey and other nursing schools in the state, many … More

New Jersey Nursing Initiative Announced

June 3, 2009

  Provides $50,000 stipend, a laptop, full tuition and fees Concerned with the decreasing number of nursing teachers, and the increasing need for nurses, a new initiative will provide a $50,000 annual stipend, a laptop, full tuition and fees to those willing to complete a masters and doctorate in nursing… More

Initiative Looks to Attract New Nurses

June 3, 2009

By Beth Fitzgerald New Jersey lacks sufficient nurse educators to train nurses to care for our aging population, members of the New Jersey Nursing Initiative told a state Senate committee last week, as they launched a $22 million, five-year public-private partnership to provide scholarships for those who enter the nursing education … More

Foundation Gives $22-Million to Increase Supply of Nursing Faculty Members

June 3, 2009

By Ashley Killough In response to the growing shortage of nursing educators in New Jersey, as well as across the nation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will spend $22-million over five years to increase the number of faculty members who teach nursing in the state, the foundation announced along with the … More

Recession is Making Nursing Shortage Worse

June 3, 2009

By Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and Joan Verplanck When the commencement ceremonies have concluded, the graduation parties are over, and the relatives have left town, many nursing graduates will wake up to an unexpected reality: a tough job market… More