NJCCN hopes that you are healthy and staying safe as we navigate through these difficult and unprecedented times. Our 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!

Nursing Data & Analysis 2022
To view the full report, click HERE
The 2022 edition of the Nursing Data and Analysis Report provides insights on the workforce supply and demand data across settings. The pandemic over the last 2 years has impacted the workforce now and into the future. The report includes:
  • Education Capacity for New Jersey
  • Supply Projections for New Jersey
  • Demand Projections for New Jersey
The Future of Nursing 2020-2030
Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity
The Future of Nursing 2020-2030 has been released. The report focuses on how nurses will help reduce health disparities and promote health equity through 2030. View the full report here.

Also, view the report recommendations that came out of the The Future of Nursing 2020-2030 report here.
Summit Overview
On November 5, 2021, New Jersey Nursing Initiative (NJNI), New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing (NJCCN), and New Jersey Action Coalition (NJAC) hosted the New Jersey Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Virtual Summit. Over 60 people from across the state provided expertise to create shared agendas on the following recommendations:
Recommendation #2 “Supporting Nurses to Advance Health Equity”
  • 2.1: Rapidly increase number of nurses with expertise in health equity and in specialty areas with current shortages.
  • 2.6: Support the academic progression of socioeconomically disadvantaged students.

Recommendation #3 “Promoting Nurses Health and Well-being”
  • 3.7: Employers: Prioritize and invest in health interventions for nurses, including reward programs.
  • 3.9: Employers: Reduce stigma associated with mental and behavioral health treatment for nurses.
  • 3.10: Employers: Collect systematic data to better understand the health and well-being of the nursing workforce.

Recommendation #4 “Capitalizing on Nurses’ Potential”
  • 4.1: Changes to institutional policies and laws adopted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic should be made permanent.

Recommendation #7 “Strengthening Nursing Education”
  • 7.1: Actions for deans, administrative faculty leaders, faculty, course directors, and staff of nursing education programs. 
NJNI Virtual Schwartz Rounds
Empowering Yourself & Your Team in a New Year!
Date: January 13, 2022  
Time: 4pm-5pm
Register HERE
Targeted Audience: School Nurses

NOTE: NJNI recommends that participants register using a personal device, as some organizations security protocols do not allow forms to be submitted on their Wi-Fi network or mobile devices. Each session offers 1 CEU. Click HERE for more information on program credits.
NJNI Stress First Aid Awareness Webinars
What is Stress First Aid?
SFA is a set of supportive and practical actions to assist nurses experiencing stress. SFA helps team members identify and address early signs of stress reactions in themselves and others in an ongoing way (not just after “critical incidents”).
Registration Information
Session I: January 19, 2022 Time 4pm-5pm - Register HERE

Session II: January 26, 2022 Time:12pm-1pm - Register HERE

You will receive a confirmation calendar invitation with a zoom link following your registration.

For any questions, please contact Jennifer Polakowski, Deputy Director at
Mental Health & Wellness for NJ Nurses
New Jersey Data
3000 RNs Survey (March 2020 – June 2020)

  • 64% of RNs reported burnout. Ten percent of these burnout cases reported a need for mental health intervention
  • 37% reported intent to leave the hospital within 12 months

de Cordova, P.B., Johansen, M.L., Grafova, I., Crincoli, S., Prado, J. & Pogorzelska-Maziarz, M. (2020). Staffing, burnout and intent to leave during COVID-19: A cross-sectional study of the New Jersey acute care nurse workforce. [Manuscript submitted for publication]. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
The Current Practice of Licensed Practical Nurses in New Jersey
NJCCN received funding from the National Council of State Board of Nursing to conduct research on the LPN workforce. The results showed role confusion and concern regarding scope of practice.

For further details, the results from this qualitative study were published in the April 2021 issue of the Journal of Nursing Regulation. To view the full issue, click here.
Nurse Residency Program
As of January 2022, NJCCN has registered over 700 residents into the Nurse Residency Collaborative. 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. Visit the website for more information.

Please contact Edna Cadmus at if you are interested in joining the Collaborative.
New Jersey Nurse Residency Collaborative Members
New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing
180 University Avenue, Room 238
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-353-2715
Fax: 973-353-2770