Archive for May 2012

The big push: Eight years remain to satisfy BSN recommendations

May 31, 2012

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Institute of Medicine’s report “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health” calls for 80% of nurses to hold baccalaureate degrees by 2020, but is this goal attainable? Across the country, that answer varies, but the push to bring the numbers upward is happening … 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

Healthy prospects

May 23, 2012

The Level 2 Home Health Aide class offered by the Monmouth County Vocational School District here may have one of the smallest enrollments at the school but it has a big future. Take Jessica Visconi. The 18-year-old from Colts Neck already has a job lined up. Read More

New Jersey League for Nursing convention focuses on future of nursing

May 14, 2012

"Transforming Nursing for Healthcare’s New Age" was the theme of the 2012 New Jersey League for Nursing convention March 28-30 at the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. "Our theme underscores the vital role that nurses and nursing will have in shaping our profession’s future and the future of … More

New Jersey Nursing Initiative Celebrates Second Cohort of Master’s Candidates

May 1, 2012

Spring meeting featured Collaborative Learning Community sessions led by experts from RWJF nursing programs. On April 20, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Jersey Nursing Initiative (NJNI) held a graduation ceremony for 19 New Jersey Nursing Scholars who have completed the program and will soon be newly minted MSNs ready to … More