Nursing News

Healthcare Transformation and Changing Roles for Nursing

February 14, 2017

by NJNIs Co-Director Dr. Susan Salmond. There are transformative changes occurring in healthcare for which nurses, because of their role, their education, and the respect they have earned, are well positioned to contribute to and lead. To be a major player in shaping these changes, nurses must understand the factors driving … More

NJNI Alumni Update

March 10, 2016

NJNI is pleased to announce that alumni Rahshida L. Atkins, PhD, MSN, APN, FNP-BC PhD Cohort 1 (2009) Rutgers School of Nursing has published several recent articles related to her PhD Dissertation Topic – A Theoretical Model of Depression in Black Single Mothers. Publications:  Atkins, R. (2016). Coping with Depression in Black Single Mothers. Issues in … More

New Paths to Professional Nursing – NJHI

January 21, 2016

Profile of New Jersey Health Initiative’s (NJHI) grantee Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, from the 2014 New Paths to Professional Nursing cohort. This group of five grantees includes Caldwell University, Camden County College, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Rutgers University – Camden, and Union County College. These grantees have developed programs … More

The Value of Nursing in Building a Culture of Health (Part 1)

August 6, 2015

This policy brief showcases nurses’ roles in recognizing and addressing the social determinants of health, and their present-day contributions to prevention and health-promotion. Key Findings Nurse innovators in the primary care arena are transforming communities by stepping outside the clinic to engage clients in healthy activities. Nurses are reducing the use of emergency care by … More

Mentoring Boosts People Involved, and Nursing As a Whole

July 27, 2015

NJNI alumna, Maria LoGrippo, was guided in her postdoctoral position at Rutgers University by Edna Cadmus, who provided her protégé with opportunities to lead, including LoGrippo’s current position as project director for an RWJF State Implementation Program grant. See full article: Advancing_Health_July2015

Fellowship program at Rutgers prepares nurses for oncology patients

July 23, 2015

The number of patients with cancer is expected to rise 42% by 2025, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, but nurse practitioners trained for primary care sometimes lack oncology experience. “They’re coming out of school with knowledge gaps,” said Tracy Krimmel, MSN, RN, AOCN, APRN-BC, nurse manager of adult … More

Five N.J. Nursing Scholars Complete Advanced Degree Programs

July 13, 2015

With support from the New Jersey Nursing Initiative (NJNI), five more highly educated nurses are prepared to assume faculty roles and help meet the educational needs of New Jersey’s nursing workforce. Read full article here.

NJ’s elderly receive support from nurse residency grads

July 2, 2015

The long-term care program paired nurse residents with a preceptor for a year-long learning experience. Edna Cadmus, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, the NJAC’s co-leader, and Susan Salmond, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, co-chairwoman of NJAC’s education pillar, developed the project, which received $1.6 million in funding over three years. One statistic that … More

New Jersey CNO supports coalition’s push for more nurses on boards

May 28, 2015

Advocating for the patient, improving healthcare and honing leadership skills are just some of the ways nurses benefit from serving on boards of directors, according to Mary Anne Marra, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, vice president and CNO at East Orange (N.J.) General Hospital. Marra should know. She has served on three … More