Archive for January 2010

Newsletter Issue 2: January 2010

January 28, 2010

In This Issue: Victory: New Law Aims to Alleviate New Jersey’s Nurse Faculty Shortage NJ Nursing Scholars Convene at Annual Meeting Leader’s Column – Identifying Critical Resources Building a Collaborative Learning Community: Q & A with Diane Billings RWJF New Jersey Nursing Scholars Go Way Back Did You Know…? Toward Creating a Business Alliance Nation’s Top Experts Re-Envision … More

Nonprofits in Bind as Recession Ties Up Foundations

January 26, 2010

New Jersey foundations are rethinking how to fund nonprofits that desperately need cash to survive the recession and its aftermath ­ even as the stock market slump leaves foundations with less money to spread among a growing list of causes…read more     

Scholarships Help Maintain Nurse Staffing Levels

January 13, 2010

Two Mercer-area nurses are each receiving a $50,000 scholarship in addition to tuition and fees each year for four years to complete their doctoral studies and ensure there are enough nurses to meet the state’s needs. Connie Kartoz, of West Windsor, and Rahshida Atkins, of Ewing, are earning their doctoral degrees … More

Felician College Offers Fast Track RN-to-BSN Program

January 12, 2010

Nurses interested in a fast track RN-to-BSN program can receive a BSN degree in 19 months at Felician College in Lodi, N.J. There are 18 cohorts, with 10 groups on campus and eight off-campus sites, which include four community colleges and two hospitals…read more 

Prioritizing Primary Care in Camden

January 12, 2010

Camden family doctor Jeffrey Brenner wanted to figure out why so many of the city’s residents got their health care in emergency rooms, costing Medicaid and Medicare millions of dollars without controlling chronic diseases like diabetes…read more

Nursing High Premiums

January 12, 2010

The New Jersey business community is tackling the state’s nurse shortage because “there’s a clear correlation between skilled nurses and good health care,” said Dana Egreczky, senior vice president for work force development at the state Chamber of Commerce…read more