Winter 2023 Newsletter

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Happy Holidays from the NJCCN Team!

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

Thank you for your continued support!


2024 New Jersey Nursing Data & Analysis Report

The 2024 edition of the New Jersey Nursing Data & Analysis Report provides insights on the nursing workforce supply and demand data across settings. The report includes:

  • Education Capacity for New Jersey
  • Supply Projections for New Jersey
  • Demand Projections for New Jersey

Key Drivers for Improving the Healthcare System:

  • Expanding the nursing education system through investments.
  • Investing in retention.
  • Implementing policies to ensure all nurses work to the full extent of their licensure and education.
  • Utilizing technology and telehealth solutions.
  • Engaging retired nurses to return to workforce.
  • Reviewing outdated regulatory and legislative policies that impact healthcare.

Click HERE to get a sneak peek of the report.

Nursing Insights Podcast

Listen to our Special Edition APN Access to Care Podcast

NJCCN's Nursing Insights podcast features conversations with new nurse graduates and others in the nursing profession across settings.

APN Access to Care: Special Edition Podcast

Click HERE to listen! .

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

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 to be counted. 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

Congratulations to Dr. Susan Weaver

On December 1, 2023 Dr. Weaver received the Organization of Nurse Leaders of NJ(ONL-NJ) Distinguished Service Award.

Congratulations on this well deserved recognition!

(L-R) Mary Jo Loughlin, DNP, MAS, RN, NEA-BC, President Elect ONL NJ, Susan Weaver, PhD, RN, CRNI, NEA-BC, Nurse Scientist at Hackensack Meridian Health and the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing, and Donna Ciufo, DNP, MBA, FNP-BC, CCRN, Hackensack Meridian Health, VP Nursing Education, Professional Practice, and Leadership Development

NJCCN is Hiring - Assistant Director

Click Here to Apply

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 2,564 residents from August 10, 2020 - December 20, 2023. The NJ turnover rate is 11.8% . The first year turnover rate nationally is 32.8% . This demonstrates a return on investment (ROI) for organizations.

Please contact Dr. Edna Cadmus at [email protected] 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



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


Nursing Student Recruitment Toolkit 2023

The education workgroup 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

Spring 2024 Tri Council Meeting

The Spring 2024 meeting with the Nursing Program Deans and Directors from LPN, Diploma, Associate, and Baccalaureate and higher programs will be held on April 17, 2024 at Mercer County Community College.

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. 





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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.

To learn more about coming sessions; https://njnew.org/programs/stress-first-aid/

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.




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