Archive for September 2011

Prevent Readmissions With Nurse Intervention

September 30, 2011

Changing reimbursement incentives are forcing hospitals to focus on preventing readmissions. Yet hospitals are stymied when patients fail to take their medications. Adding a home visit from a nurse soon after discharge may provide a beneficial and cost-effective option to keep the most complex patients out of the hospital. Nurses routinely … More

Newsletter Issue 8: September 2011

September 22, 2011

In This Issue Back to School: From the Clinic to the Classroom Leader’s Column – Education Update Putting Their Dreams on a Fast Track: Two New Jersey Nursing Scholars Reach Professional Goals Building a Stronger Nursing Workforce: The Case for Nurse Residency in NJ All the News That’s Fit to Blog New Publication from RWJF Focuses on … More

State Leaders in Nursing, Public Policy and Education Join New Jersey Nursing Initiative’s National Advisory Committee

September 21, 2011

CONTACT:     Gretchen Wright, Johanna Diaz                       202/371-1999   Combined Expertise Will Help End New Jersey’s Nurse Faculty Shortage Trenton, NJ— Today the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) New Jersey Nursing Initiative (NJNI), a multi-year, multi-million dollar project of the RWJF and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation, announced the addition of three new … More

Governor Chris Christie Accepts and Supports the University of Medicine and Dentistry Advisory Committee’s Interim Recommendations as a Guide to Improving New Jersey’s Medical Education System

September 21, 2011

Recommendations Include Merging Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the School of Public Health, and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey into Rutgers University Trenton, NJ – Today, Governor Chris Christie accepted and supported the interim recommendations of the University of Medicine and Dentistry Advisory Committee as a guide to improving New … More

With Honors

September 20, 2011

  Saveriano earns MSN degree The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Jersey Nursing Initiative has announced the graduation of 18 RWJF New Jersey Nursing Scholars, including Patricia Saveriano, MSN, R.N., of Absecon, who earned her MSN degree from UMDNJ. Read More

Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education (2011 Call for Proposals-Round 3)

September 14, 2011

CONTACT:     Joanne Fuccello                    (848) 932-4670   Deadline:      November 16, 2011 (3 p.m. ET)—Deadline for receipt of brief proposals. Program Area:   Human Capital Purpose:    Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education (EIN) is inviting applications for research projects studying nursing faculty issues that are critical to achieving the recommendations outlined in the 2010 Institute of Medicine … More

Hospital’s workers first to try out ‘accountable care’ network of doctors

September 13, 2011

Employees at Hackensack University Medical Center will be the first to try out the hospital’s new "accountable care organization," a network of primary-care doctors that will be rewarded for coordinating patient care from prevention through hospitalization. The 13,200 people who are insured through the medical center’s health plan, administered by QualCare, … More

Nurses Should Be ‘healthy living’ Role Models

September 9, 2011

  September 2 – Nurses should be good role models for their patients and commit to exercise and healthy lifestyles, it has been claimed. Joyce Fitzpatrick, Professor of Nursing at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, USA, said that nurses should lead by example and encourage … More

Compassion Missing in American Health Care

September 9, 2011

  Problems with the U.S. health care system include escalating costs, medical errors, inconsistent results and, according to a new national survey, a lack of compassion. Accordingly, the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare has proposed an agenda for interjecting compassion back into our system. “For most clinicians, compassionate care matters because it is … More

Local Business Report Millville Medical Care making house calls

September 8, 2011

  MILLVILLE — The doctors are in at Jaycee Plaza, unless they’re out on house calls. Millville Medical Care opened its office on the first floor of the senior citizen high-rise Tuesday afternoon with a reception for residents (and potential patients). The three-doctor practice, which will operate Monday through Friday, is the … More

Report: N.J. not staffed to handle a crisis

September 1, 2011

When public health officials were caught off-guard by the twin crises of the terror attacks on 9/11 and anthrax attacks soon after that, they had to improvise with severely outdated lab equipment and a shortage of manpower. Today, health departments are faster on their feet because of cutting-edge technology, better-trained staffs … More

Two Warren County Nurses Complete Prestigious Scholarship Program

September 1, 2011

    CONTACT:     Gretchen Wright, Johanna Diaz                    202/371-1999   Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Jersey Nursing Initiative Graduates 18 Scholars Who Will Teach the Next Generation of Nurses Warren County, NJ – New Jersey, like the rest of the country, is facing potentially crippling nurse and nurse faculty shortages. Without enough prospective nursing students … More

Two Monmouth County Nurses Complete Prestigious Scholarship Program

September 1, 2011

    CONTACT:     Gretchen Wright, Johanna Diaz                    202/371-1999   Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Jersey Nursing Initiative Graduates 18 Scholars Who Will Teach the Next Generation of Nurses Monmouth County, NJ – New Jersey, like the rest of the country, is facing potentially crippling nurse and nurse faculty shortages. Without enough prospective nursing students … More

Two Middlesex County Nurses Complete Prestigious Scholarship Program Aimed at Ending Nurse Faculty Shortage in New Jersey

September 1, 2011

  CONTACT:     Gretchen Wright, Johanna Diaz                    202/371-1999   Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Jersey Nursing Initiative Graduates 18 Scholars Who Will Teach the Next Generation of Nurses Middlesex County, NJ – New Jersey, like the rest of the country, is facing potentially crippling nurse and nurse faculty shortages. Without enough prospective nursing students … More

Hunterdon County Nurse Completes Prestigious Scholarship Program Aimed at Ending Nurse Faculty Shortage in New Jersey

September 1, 2011

  CONTACT:     Gretchen Wright, Johanna Diaz                    202/371-1999   Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Jersey Nursing Initiative Graduates 18 Scholars Who Will Teach the Next Generation of Nurses Hunterdon, NJ – New Jersey, like the rest of the country, is facing potentially crippling nurse and nurse faculty shortages. Without enough prospective nursing students to … More

Essex County Nurse Completes Prestigious Scholarship Program Aimed at Ending Nurse Faculty Shortage in New Jersey

September 1, 2011

  CONTACT:     Gretchen Wright, Johanna Diaz                    202/371-1999   Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Jersey Nursing Initiative Graduates 18 Scholars Who Will Teach the Next Generation of Nurses   Essex, NJ – New Jersey, like the rest of the country, is facing potentially crippling nurse and nurse faculty shortages. Without enough prospective nursing students to … More

Burlington County Nurse Completes Prestigious Scholarship Program

September 1, 2011

  CONTACT:     Gretchen Wright, Johanna Diaz                    202/371-1999   Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Jersey Nursing Initiative Graduates 18 Scholars Who Will Teach the Next Generation of Nurses   Burlington, NJ – New Jersey, like the rest of the country, is facing potentially crippling nurse and nurse faculty shortages. Without enough prospective nursing students to … More

Two Bergen County Nurses Complete Prestigious Scholarship Program Aimed at Ending Nurse Faculty Shortage in New Jersey

September 1, 2011

  CONTACT:     Gretchen Wright, Johanna Diaz                    202/371-1999   Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Jersey Nursing Initiative Graduates 18 Scholars Who Will Teach the Next Generation of Nurses Bergen County, NJ – New Jersey, like the rest of the country, is facing potentially crippling nurse and nurse faculty shortages. Without enough prospective nursing students … More

Five Atlantic County Nurses Complete Prestigious Scholarship Program

September 1, 2011

    CONTACT: Gretchen Wright, Johanna Diaz                    202/371-1999   Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Jersey Nursing Initiative Graduates 18 Scholars Who Will Teach the Next Generation of Nurses   Atlantic County, NJ – New Jersey, like the rest of the country, is facing potentially crippling nurse and nurse faculty shortages. Without enough prospective nursing students to … More

Five Atlantic County Nurses Complete Prestigious Scholarship Program

September 1, 2011

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Jersey Nursing Initiative Graduates 18 Scholars Who Will Teach the Next Generation of Nurses Atlantic County, NJ – New Jersey, like the rest of the country, is facing potentially crippling nurse and nurse faculty shortages. Without enough prospective nursing students to fill the gap or sufficient … More