Fall 2023 Newsletter

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The NJCCN team continues to work to advocate on behalf of nurses in NJ and disseminate information to our valued constituents.

As always, thank you for your continued support!


NJCCN's Nursing Insights podcast features conversations with new nurse graduates from a wide range of professional and personal backgrounds, each discussing the nature of their transition into practice.

Nursing Insights is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and other major streaming sites.

Listen HERE to hear from our nurse residents!

Coming Soon!

APN Access to Care: Special Edition Podcast

Click HERE to follow us for more information. Stay Tuned!

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Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC)

NJCCN will represent the state for the National Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC). NOBC is a direct response to the landmark IOM report which recommended increasing the number of nurse leaders in pivotal decision making roles to improve the health of everyone in America.

Visit the website: https://www.nursesonboardscoalition.org

Be Counted!

New Jersey NOBC Data

October 2023

  • 388 total board service.
  • 139 nurses interested in serving on an additional board.
  • 313 nurses want to serve.
  • 237 counting board service.

More to come for NJ on our website

Nurse Residency Program

The Collaborative aims to increase the use of standardized, high-quality nurse residency programs across the state through the implementation of the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program. 

There are now 23 hospitals (16 in the GAINS Grant) participating in the Nurse Residency Collaborative. NJCCN has registered 2,398 residents from August 10, 2020 - October 2, 2023. Two hundred eighty-one have left their organization resulting in an 11.7% turnover rate.

Please contact Dr. Edna Cadmus at ednacadm@sn.rutgers.edu if you are interested in joining the Collaborative.

New Jersey Nurse Residency Collaborative Members

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division

AltantiCare Regional Medical Center, Mainland Division

Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell

Capital Health Regional Medical Center

Cooper University Health Care

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

Holy Name Medical Center

Hudson Regional Hospital

Hunterdon Medical Center

Inspira Medical Center Elmer

Inspira Medical Center Vineland

Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill

Jefferson Health – Stratford

Jefferson Health – Cherry Hill

Jefferson Health – Washington Township

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital - Rahway

Salem Medical Center

University Hospital - Newark

Virtua Marlton

Virtua Memorial

Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes

Virtua Willingboro

Virtua Voorhees


Congratulations to our 16 Gains 4 Grant acute care hospital participants. We have registered 388 new RNs to date. Thank you to our NJDOL and USDOL colleagues for supporting the program.

Nurse Residency Clinical Coordinator Conference

NJCCN hosted its 3rd Clinical Coordinator Conference on Oct. 25, 2023.

Our partners at Vizient met with Clinical Coordinators to explore new strategies for enhancing the engagement of nurse residents in the hospital residency program. In the afternoon, coordinators enthusiastically collaborated and brainstormed, sharing methods and ideas to enhance their nurse residency programs. It was a day filled with collaboration and teamwork!


Supporting Nursing Bills = Improving Healthcare for NJ Residents

Senate Bill 1522/A2286

Access To Care

  • Remove joint protocol.
  • 27 States plus DC have full practice authority.
  • Out migration is a concern.

Click HERE to read S1522/A2286.

Senate Bill 2825/A4325

Nursing Workforce

  • 25 Million for nursing programs to increase nursing student enrollment.
  • Preceptor Tax Credits for APN Preceptors up $1,000/100hrs
  • Mandatory data collection for all health care workers.
  • Move CNA's to NJ Board of Nursing.
  • Continuing support for NJ-New (Nursing Emotional Well Being Institute).

Click HERE to read S2825/A4325

Senate Bill S3547/A4614

Nursing Faculty Loan Redemption

  • Change the language to include full and part time faculty.
  • Remove the limitation of 1 year.

Click HERE to read S3547/A4614


Fall 2023 Tri-Council Meeting

On October 18, 2023, the Deans and Directors of the Baccalaureate and Higher, the Associate, and the Diploma schools of nursing met to navigate the lack of clinical site placements for institutions.

Charles Larobis and Andrew Aronson from the Health Care Association of NJ were present to discuss how long term care facilities can help fill this gap. There were a number of regional Directors of Nursing present who spoke to the acuity of cases, accessibility throughout the state, and possibility of identifying a nurse champion to accommodate nursing students. The conversation between attendees not only gave a fresh perspective of what LTC sites have to offer, but the group walked away with actionable next steps. NJAC is excited for the re-imagined academic - clinical partnerships that has the potential to expand clinical placement sites for nursing students to experience high-acuity, complex, and variety of patient cases. They are slated to meet next in April, 2024.

Nursing Student Recruitment Toolkit 2023

The education workgroup also released a recruitment toolkit for nursing programs to address the DE&I efforts in drawing new nursing students into their program. The toolkit also speaks to exploring each institution's Education Opportunity Fund to support socioeconomically disadvantaged students succeed in nursing programs. This toolkit can be found on the NJCCN website or by clicking below.

Nursing Recruitment Toolkit

New Jersey Future of Nursing 2020-2030

The NJ Action Coalition Workgroups have been meeting monthly with Dr. Nina Vaid Raoji to mobilize their respective work priorities. 


Continues to garner support for Senate Bill 2825/Assembly Bill 4325 which will support nurse preceptor tax credits, nurse residency programs, training, and the workforce center. 


Continues to educate and promote APN Full Practice Authority Bill S1522/A2286 which was heard in the Senate Health Committee on December 15, 2022.


Continues to run Virtual Schwartz Rounds (56 sessions/4100 nurses served to date), Stress First Aid Training (170 Trainers in 85 Orgs to date), Nurse2Nurse Support Line (2230 calls supported to date), and creating the well-being hub's repository for resources. 


Continues to go through data collected around recruitment and retention best practices survey (90% response rate) towards creating a tool kit, launch SDOH and ACES modules for nurses, work with EOF to determine best practices for supporting nurses, and explore ways to engage youth into nursing. 

Visit NJAC

Virtual Schwartz Rounds

Join Us to Talk, Listen, & Share

What are Virtual Schwartz Rounds? VSR are remote convenings that take place online using Zoom. They provide a forum for connecting with nursing colleagues facing challenging experiences while trying to care for themselves and others. They are opportunities to connect with one another about difficult or uplifting experiences, to offer and to receive support, and to decrease a sense of isolation.

Theme: "School Nurses Sharing the Power of Connection"

Time & Date: 4pm-5pm (EDT) |

November 2, 2023

Targeted Audience: School Nurses

Click HERE to Register

Theme: "Finding Purpose in Challenging Situations"

Time & Date: 12pm-1pm (EDT) |

November 9, 2023

Targeted Audience: All Nurses

Click HERE to Register

Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link.

Each Session Offers 1 CEU

NJ-NEW's Wellness Hub!

We are thrilled to announce NJ-NEW’s Wellness Hub! In our ongoing commitment to support nurses, we are thrilled to unveil our comprehensive Wellness Resource Repository. This curated collection of resources encompasses a diverse range of tools, research, community support groups, tips, and best practices, all geared toward nurturing your emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. For more information, please visit our new website -


NJ-NEW Stress First Aid Train the Trainer sessions for Cohort VIII.

Session Dates: November 29, 30 &

December 15, 2023

Registration is open:

Registration Link



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