Healthcare Transformation and Changing Roles for Nursing

February 14, 2017

by NJNIs Co-Director Dr. Susan Salmond. There are transformative changes occurring in healthcare for which nurses, because of their role, their education, and the respect they have earned, are well positioned to contribute to and lead. To be a major player in shaping these changes, nurses must understand the factors driving …

NJNI Alumni Update

March 10, 2016

NJNI is pleased to announce that alumni Rahshida L. Atkins, PhD, MSN, APN, FNP-BC PhD Cohort 1 (2009) Rutgers School of Nursing has published several recent articles related to her PhD Dissertation Topic – A Theoretical Model of Depression in Black Single Mothers. Publications:  Atkins, R. (2016). Coping with Depression in Black Single Mothers. Issues in …

New Paths to Professional Nursing – NJHI

January 21, 2016

Profile of New Jersey Health Initiative’s (NJHI) grantee Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, from the 2014 New Paths to Professional Nursing cohort. This group of five grantees includes Caldwell University, Camden County College, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Rutgers University – Camden, and Union County College. These grantees have developed programs …

Newsletter Issue 20: October 2015

October 14, 2015

In this Issue: NJNI Grantees Put New Focus on Population Health in Nursing Curricula NJNI’s Collaborative Learning Community Director to be Honored as a “Living Legend” New Jersey Action Coalition Summit for Nurses to Focus on ‘Building a Culture of Health through Innovation’ Nurses On Boards Coalition Seeks Participants Alumni and Scholars Update Did You Know…? NJNI …

The Value of Nursing in Building a Culture of Health (Part 1)

August 6, 2015

This policy brief showcases nurses’ roles in recognizing and addressing the social determinants of health, and their present-day contributions to prevention and health-promotion. Key Findings Nurse innovators in the primary care arena are transforming communities by stepping outside the clinic to engage clients in healthy activities. Nurses are reducing the use of emergency care by …

Mentoring Boosts People Involved, and Nursing As a Whole

July 27, 2015

NJNI alumna, Maria LoGrippo, was guided in her postdoctoral position at Rutgers University by Edna Cadmus, who provided her protégé with opportunities to lead, including LoGrippo’s current position as project director for an RWJF State Implementation Program grant. See full article: Advancing_Health_July2015

Fellowship program at Rutgers prepares nurses for oncology patients

July 23, 2015

The number of patients with cancer is expected to rise 42% by 2025, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, but nurse practitioners trained for primary care sometimes lack oncology experience. “They’re coming out of school with knowledge gaps,” said Tracy Krimmel, MSN, RN, AOCN, APRN-BC, nurse manager of adult …

10 N.J. coalitions awarded $200K, 4-year grants to build ‘culture of health’

July 16, 2015

NJNI partner group, New Jersey Health Initiatives’s director Bob Atkins said the grant is aimed at building a “culture of health” from the ground up. “What we’re really trying to do is bring different sectors together … around the same table and ask them to identify what are the most pressing problems …

Five N.J. Nursing Scholars Complete Advanced Degree Programs

July 13, 2015

With support from the New Jersey Nursing Initiative (NJNI), five more highly educated nurses are prepared to assume faculty roles and help meet the educational needs of New Jersey’s nursing workforce. Read full article here.

NJ’s elderly receive support from nurse residency grads

July 2, 2015

The long-term care program paired nurse residents with a preceptor for a year-long learning experience. Edna Cadmus, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, the NJAC’s co-leader, and Susan Salmond, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, co-chairwoman of NJAC’s education pillar, developed the project, which received $1.6 million in funding over three years. One statistic that …