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 …

Taking steps to keep up with nursing’s changing role in health care

May 23, 2015

By Susan W. Salmond and Robert Atkins Why do you need a nurse? To help you get better when you’re sick? That’s the reason we usually give. But there’s another reason: To keep you as healthy as possible, too. That’s another story entirely and it’s one that is unfolding quickly as the …

RWJF Research Roundup

May 22, 2015

Research Roundup Sarah Szanton, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, (’11) led a study on the success of her CAPABLE program, which provides care and services to allow elders to age in their homes rather than hospitals or nursing homes. The findings were published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society. Szanton is …

Call for Proposals for RWJF National Leadership Program Centers

May 22, 2015

Foundation Focus Call for Proposals for RWJF National Leadership Program Centers Herminia Palacio, RWJF Director To create a ‪Culture of Health in America, we need innovative leaders who have skills to collaborate effectively together across disciplines, professions, sectors, and traditional boundaries. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is developing four new boundary-spanning leadership …

Newsletter Issue 19: May 2015

May 4, 2015

In this Issue: A Healthier Future for New Jersey A Fond Farewell to the Collaborative Learning Community Alumni and Scholars Update Did You Know…?   A Healthier Future for New Jersey From left to right, panel discussion moderated by Wendy Yallowitz, MSW, Program Officer RWJF with Edna Cadmus, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Co-Lead, NJAC; Aline Holmes, DNP, …

IOM halftime report: Learning for life

April 21, 2015

The year 2015 marks an important half-way point for the ambitious goals set forth in 2010 in the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing Report, which included eight recommendations to transform the nursing profession. Read full article here.

Be Counted As A Leader

April 14, 2015

BE COUNTED AS A LEADER Leadership is one of the key pillars for the New Jersey Action Coalition. A survey is being distributed asking you to identify if you are currently on a board of any kind. We want to get a count of NJ nurses engagement. A link for the …

New Seton Hall dean a champion for school nurses

March 31, 2015

As dean of Seton Hall University College of Nursing, Marie C. Foley, PhD, RN, CNL, is focusing on changes in healthcare to prepare nursing students for the future. “What we teach today becomes outdated tomorrow,” said Foley, who was appointed in February. “We really need to teach our students to think, …