NJNI in the News

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

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

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