Archive for November 2011

Great state needs great nurses

November 28, 2011

To the Editor: As the leader of the newly established Rutgers School of Nursing – Camden, I feel compelled to comment on current discussions concerning the creation of a University of Southern New Jersey. Read More  

Healthcare Drives Private-Sector Employment in Garden State

November 23, 2011

Healthcare accounted for nearly half of the private-sector jobs created during the past 12 months, and this job creation engine has been rolling along for years. Between 1990 and 2009, three of every five jobs created in New Jersey were in healthcare "and that’s a pretty astounding number," said Aaron … More

UMDNJ adopts nurse residency program

November 21, 2011

The University Hospital at University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark is the first hospital in New Jersey to adopt the Nurse Residency program through the University HealthSystem Consortium and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. In April, UMDNJ formed its first seven-member cohort, Team Alpha. … More

Practicing on Patients

November 18, 2011

My hospital recently decided to ask nurses, rather than the phlebotomy team, to handle blood draws. This wasn’t a big deal, except that I’d never done it before, and to learn, I would have to practice on patients. Surprisingly, drawing blood is not something they teach you in nursing school. I … More

This National Nurse Practitioner Week, honor these health care professionals

November 14, 2011

Next week is National Nurse Practitioner Week. This week provides an opportunity for New Jersey residents to celebrate the essential work of these health care professionals. For nearly a half-century, nurse practitioners have provided comprehensive, cost-effective, patient-centered services to millions of Americans in need of primary, acute and specialty health care … More

Kean Expands South

November 8, 2011

The additional campus of Kean University at Ocean County College continues to grow Four years ago, Kean University expanded its education and campus to south Jersey in Toms River. A partnership was established between Kean and Ocean County College (OCC).The partnership between OCC and Kean allows students from Ocean County to … More

A New Way of Treating Patients at “Home”

November 3, 2011

Patient-centered medical homes team doctors and nurses to ensure patients get preventative care One of the directives of President Obama’s healthcare reform is to find new ways to deliver medical services to Americans. A New Jersey pilot of a patient-centered medical home, or PCMH, is doing just that. A PCMH is … More

The Future of Nursing: The Work of the Action Coalitions

November 1, 2011

Hear from members of Action Coalitions who are working around the country to implement recommendations from the Institute of Medicine’s report on the nursing profession. Following the release of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” advocates across the country began working to implement … More