NJNI in the News

Looming shortage of nursing faculty needs attention

July 15, 2010

It is counterintuitive ­ yet indisputable ­ that even with a national nursing shortage looming, many new nursing graduates cannot find the jobs they want most ( "New RN grads feel squeeze for jobs," News, Friday)…read the complete letter.

AACN Launches the First National Centralized Application Service

April 1, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 31, 2010 – Today, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) announced the launch of NursingCAS, the first national centralized application service for students applying to all types of registered nursing (RN) programs…read more

Quality, Affordable Health Care: The Next Step

April 1, 2010

It was a bruising, often vitriolic, battle, but health insurance reform is now the law of the land. Some changes enacted ­ the ability of young adults up to 26 years of age to continue coverage under their parents’ policies and the elimination of pre-existing condition denials for children…read more

3 Area Nurses Get Scholarships to Become Faculty

February 16, 2010

What if New Jersey didn’t have enough nurses to meet the state’s health care needs? What if emergency rooms were understaffed, health clinics closed and nursing schools severely reduced their programs? The scenario is possible — even imminent, health care executives from around the state said during a New Jersey Nursing … More

Scholarships Help Maintain Nurse Staffing Levels

January 13, 2010

Two Mercer-area nurses are each receiving a $50,000 scholarship in addition to tuition and fees each year for four years to complete their doctoral studies and ensure there are enough nurses to meet the state’s needs. Connie Kartoz, of West Windsor, and Rahshida Atkins, of Ewing, are earning their doctoral degrees … More

State Chamber Offers Suggestions on Health Care Reform

December 9, 2009

Changing the health care system to encourage nurse practitioners and primary-care doctors to join forces to deliver care outside the hospital emergency room was among the ideas offered Tuesday at a forum on health reform sponsored by the state Chamber of Commerce, in Jamesburg…read more 

Summit to Focus on Health Care Reform

December 8, 2009

The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, Johnson & Johnson, the Horizon Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Jersey Nursing Initiative at the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation is sponsoring a Business Summit on "Healthcare: A Framework for Reform," to be held at 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m, … More

Continuing Tradition

December 8, 2009

When Ms. Linz isn’t working on her large, colorful, photorealistic canvases, she is a psychiatric nurse practitioner who has worked with homeless, mentally ill substance abusers. In 1977, Ms. Linz earned her bachelor’s degree in fine art at the Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) and moved … More

Infusion For Nurse-Training Programs

September 28, 2009

A new multimillion-dollar initiative from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is taking aim at one of the reasons for the state’s persistent nursing shortage: the lack of faculty members to train new nurses…Full text

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