Archive for September 2012

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 … More

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 … More

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 … 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

Making Time for Reflective Practice

September 14, 2012

Reflective practice can be defined as reflecting on experiences in order to critically evaluate what you do well and how you might improve your personal nursing practice. It involves the process of critical thinking. Nursing students are encouraged to perform reflective practice throughout their nursing education; in fact, reflective practice is … More

NJ State Nurses Association selects 19 for Diva and Don awards

September 10, 2012

Nineteen RNs from around the state will be honored next month as 2012 Diva and Don award winners by the Institute for Nursing, the foundation of the New Jersey State Nurses Association. A gala awards ceremony, which recognizes RNs for their extraordinary contributions to the profession, will take place Oct. 24 … More

Is Teaching for You?

September 4, 2012

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be a need for 32 percent more college professors in 2014 than in 2004. Many universities are already feeling the pinch as both enrollments and retirements increase. Colleges are scrambling for ways to fill the gap – often turning to adjunct, or … More