Nursing News

Healthcare reform, aging population drive greater need for case managers

September 18, 2012

As healthcare reform accelerates and accountability measures solidify, the role of the case manager in home care has taken on greater importance and urgency. The Affordable Care Act has put more pressure on hospitals to control costs, improve transitions to home care and prevent readmissions. All of these things take a … More

Making Time for Reflective Practice

September 14, 2012

Reflective practice can be defined as reflecting on experiences in order to critically evaluate what you do well and how you might improve your personal nursing practice. It involves the process of critical thinking. Nursing students are encouraged to perform reflective practice throughout their nursing education; in fact, reflective practice is … More

NJ State Nurses Association selects 19 for Diva and Don awards

September 10, 2012

Nineteen RNs from around the state will be honored next month as 2012 Diva and Don award winners by the Institute for Nursing, the foundation of the New Jersey State Nurses Association. A gala awards ceremony, which recognizes RNs for their extraordinary contributions to the profession, will take place Oct. 24 … More

Is Teaching for You?

September 4, 2012

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be a need for 32 percent more college professors in 2014 than in 2004. Many universities are already feeling the pinch as both enrollments and retirements increase. Colleges are scrambling for ways to fill the gap – often turning to adjunct, or … More

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield expands patient care home program in Hunterdon, Somerset and Mercer counties

August 20, 2012

Hunterdon Healthcare Partners and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ) recently announced a collaboration which will transform physician practices into Patient Centered Medical Homes and increase accountability for providing patients with more comprehensive, coordinated care. These practices also focus on ensuring their patients are receiving care that … More

New Jersey legislators attend healthcare hearing at William Paterson University

August 13, 2012

The first class of DNP students at William Paterson University, Wayne, N.J., presided May 5 at an invitational hearing on health policy issues for state legislators and political leaders. The DNP students provided testimony on various healthcare issues affecting the community. Attendees included state senator Nellie Pou, state assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, … More

Seton Hall focuses on male recruitment

August 6, 2012

Thanks to students’ initiative, an official American Assembly for Men in Nursing charter in the fall and prospects of a local conference on the horizon, male nursing students at Seton Hall University College of Nursing have a lot of support. The South Orange, N.J.-based university’s nursing program, which already exceeds national … More

ONE NJ, NJSNA host event to recognize New Jersey nursing achievements

July 9, 2012

On May 31, the New Jersey State Nurses Association and the Organization of Nurse Executives of New Jersey hosted the inaugural Living Legends Awards brunch at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, N.J. Celebrating the contributions of Richard Hader, RN, PhD, FAAN, senior vice president and CNO at Meridian … More

On the Minds of Nurses

June 25, 2012

At the 45th Annual AONE Meeting and Exhibition in Boston this past March, some recurring themes emerged as pressing concerns on the minds of nurses, nurse managers and other senior executives at provider organizations. Our team conducted an informal survey regarding the staffing and scheduling issues that most concern nursing … More