NJNI in the News

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 … More

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 … More

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 … More

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.

Taking steps to keep up with nursing’s changing role in health care

May 23, 2015

By Susan W. Salmond and Robert Atkins Why do you need a nurse? To help you get better when you’re sick? That’s the reason we usually give. But there’s another reason: To keep you as healthy as possible, too. That’s another story entirely and it’s one that is unfolding quickly as the … More

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  

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

NJ Training Nurses as Educators of Future Nurses

March 27, 2012

New Jersey is making strides in meeting the challenges of a looming nursing shortage by providing incentives that are persuading some in the profession to turn to teaching the next generation of nurses. These nurses are pursuing advanced degrees with the intent to serve as nurse faculty through the New Jersey … More