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 …

New Jersey nurses celebrate career accomplishments

November 1, 2012

Nurses from six different colleges and universities in the state have completed the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Jersey Nursing Initiative. A group of 19 RNs known as New Jersey Nursing Scholars graduated with MSN degrees in preparation for becoming nursing faculty in the state. Read More  

Local nurses engage in research to improve outcomes

October 24, 2012

The nursing research studies underway at North Shore-LIJ Health System in New York and Barnabas Health in New Jersey are a testament to the fact scientific inquiry and nursing research spring directly out of practice questions. Their study results offer real proof that nursing research changes practice and improves patient …

Nursing skills transfer well to elected office

October 16, 2012

From municipal offices to the U.S. Congress, nurses have found a way to serve their communities in a new capacity — as elected officials, bringing with them transferable nursing skills and a desire to make the world a better place. "Nurses make excellent legislators," said New Jersey Assemblywoman Nancy F. Munoz …

Nurses Extremely Accurate in Assessing Hospital Quality of Care, Study Finds

October 9, 2012

A new study reveals nurses are very accurate in assessing the quality of hospital care in the hospitals in which they work. The study, published online in the journal Research in Nursing and Health, was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars program and the National Institute of …

Nursing numbers at record high

September 27, 2012

Enrollment in the College of Nursing at Seton Hall is at a re­cord high this year with nearly 1,000 students. Dean Phyllis Hansell has been the Dean of the College of Nursing since 2000. She has seen its prosperity within the last 12 years and accredits its success to the hard …

Accountable care organizations bring expanded and increased responsibility to nurses

September 24, 2012

ACOs have been called "the hottest three-letter word in healthcare." Comprised of groups of doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers who come together voluntarily to give high-quality care to their Medicare patients, accountable care organizations are designed to deliver high-quality care while helping quell the steeply rising costs of healthcare.  Read …

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 …