Press Releases

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.

NJNI Relocation Announcement

January 7, 2014

The new year will bring a new home for the New Jersey Nursing Initiative (NJNI), as well as two new faces on the staff. As of January 1, 2014, NJNI will be located at the Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey (HRET), an affiliate of the New Jersey … More

New Jersey Nursing Initiative Names New Program Directors

June 11, 2013

  CONTACTS: Gretchen Wright, Jonathan Padget 202-371-1999 Christine Clayton 609-627-5937   Aline Holmes of N.J. Hospital Association, Susan Salmond of UMDNJ-School of Nursing to Lead Innovative Effort to Address State’s Nurse Faculty Shortage   Trenton, N.J.—The New Jersey Nursing Initiative (NJNI) today announced that Aline M. Holmes, MSN, RN, and Susan W. Salmond, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, will … More

Multi-Million-Dollar Initiative Reports Progress in Addressing New Jersey’s Nurse Faculty Shortage

November 19, 2012

CONTACT: Gretchen Wright or Jonathan Padget 202/371-1999 State Senate Committee Hearing Highlights Efforts to Avert Health Workforce Crisis, Challenges That Remain TRENTON, N.J.—State legislators today heard that the New Jersey Nursing Initiative (NJNI) has made progress in addressing the state’s staggering 10.5 percent nursing faculty vacancy rate, but that more needs to be … More

Twenty New Jersey Nurses Complete Esteemed Scholarship Program

September 18, 2012

CONTACT: Gretchen Wright or Jonathan Padget 202/371-1999 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Jersey Nursing Initiative, Focused on Ending Nurse Faculty Shortage, Graduates 20 Scholars Trenton, N.J.—New Jersey’s staggering 10.5 percent vacancy rate for nurse faculty does not bode well for the health and health care of Garden State residents. Not having enough faculty … More

Education Expert to Help Lead New Jersey Nursing Initiative

August 7, 2012

CONTACT: Gretchen Wright 202/371-1999 Education Expert to Help Lead New Jersey Nursing Initiative New Deputy Director Will Support Goal of Ending State’s Nurse Faculty Shortage Trenton, N.J.—The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) New Jersey Nursing Initiative (NJNI), a multi-year, multi-million-dollar project of RWJF and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation, today announced the … More

Help for NJ Nurses Considering New Career Paths in Education

May 30, 2012

CONTACT: Gretchen Wright, Johanna Diaz 202/371-1999   Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Jersey Nursing Initiative Launches Website Providing Information on Nurse Faculty Careers Trenton, NJ—What does being a member of the faculty at a school of nursing involve? What are the requirements to become a nurse faculty member in the Garden State? What are the benefits … More

State Leaders in Nursing, Public Policy and Education Join New Jersey Nursing Initiative’s National Advisory Committee

September 21, 2011

CONTACT:     Gretchen Wright, Johanna Diaz                       202/371-1999   Combined Expertise Will Help End New Jersey’s Nurse Faculty Shortage Trenton, NJ— Today the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) New Jersey Nursing Initiative (NJNI), a multi-year, multi-million dollar project of the RWJF and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation, announced the addition of three new … More

Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education (2011 Call for Proposals-Round 3)

September 14, 2011

CONTACT:     Joanne Fuccello                    (848) 932-4670   Deadline:      November 16, 2011 (3 p.m. ET)—Deadline for receipt of brief proposals. Program Area:   Human Capital Purpose:    Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education (EIN) is inviting applications for research projects studying nursing faculty issues that are critical to achieving the recommendations outlined in the 2010 Institute of Medicine … More