July 2022 Newsletter

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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!



Senate Bill 2825/A4325

Senate Bill 2825/A4325 introduced by Senator Vitale was passed in the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee on June 23rd. It is a comprehensive package to address nurses and nursing workforce issues and ultimately support the care of NJ residents.

Click HERE to read the testimony of NJCCN's Executive Director, Edna Cadmus PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN.

Senate Bill 2825/A4325 Summary

  • Recruitment of faculty to increase nursing student enrollments
  • Preceptor Tax Credits for APN preceptors
  • Retention of Staff
  • Nurse residency programs for new LPN and RN graduates to transition into practice
  • Nurse Workplace Environment and Staffing Councils in hospitals
  • Mental Health and Well-being programs for nurses
  • Data Transparency
  • Funding stability for programs

Click HERE to read S2825/A4325.

Home Health Aide Data & Analysis 2022

Home Health Aide Data Report

The 2022 Home Health Aide Data and Analysis Report is the first report in NJ to collect data on home health aides.

NJCCN has been analyzing data on Home Health Aides in New Jersey.

From 2017 to 2022, there was a 16.5% reduction in the Home Health Aide workforce.

Click HERE to read the full report.


New Jersey Future of Nursing 2020-2030


Dr. Nina Vaid Raoji facilitated an in-person ‘think tank’ on June 29th, 2022 to collaborate and strategize the next steps of the Future of Nursing Recommendations for New Jersey.

With a focus on breaking nursing silos, multi-sector industries were invited to explore opportunities to move the initiatives forward.

Amazon Health Policy Team, J&J, NJ BIA, CVS Health, Home Care Industry, to name a few, were present with resources and recommendations and will continue to work with NJAC work groups as we move forward. 

NJCCN Clinical Coordinator Conference

Nurse Residency Clinical Coordinator Conference

NJCCN hosted its first Clinical Coordinator meeting on June 22, 2022.

Erica Fischer-Cartlidge DNP,

CNS, AOCNS®, EBP-C of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center presented on  "Building a Critical Mass of Mentors for the Future Workforce".

Also, there was a panel from Englewood Hospital & Medical Center. Jill Cox, PhD, RN, APN-c CWOCN, FAAN; Brittany Berliner, MSN, RN,CMSRN; and Maria Toubroukji, MSN, RN,

GERO-BC presented on "Defining EBP Projects for Nurse Residents" One Hospital's Experience".

Picture of Clinical Coordinators from 21 New Jersey hospitals.

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: "Burnout, Turnover, and its Impact"

Time & Date: 12pm-1pm | July 21, 2022

Targeted Audience: All Nurses

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/VSRALLNURSES

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

Each Session Offers 1 CEU

Theme: "Improving the Moment: Shifting Perspectives"

Time & Date: 12pm-1pm | August 25, 2022

Targeted Audience: All Nurses

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/VSRALLNursesAug

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

Each Session Offers 1 CEU

Stress First Aid Train the Trainer

Event: SFA Train the Trainer Cohort V

Dates: August 16, 18 & 31, 2022 (must attend all three sessions)

Time: 9:00am-1:00pm

Registration link: SFA Registration

Click HERE for more information about SFA.

We are excited that NJ Nursing Emotional Well-being Institute (NJ-NEW) will be offering Stress First Aid (SFA) Train the Trainer in August 2022 via zoom.

Nursing Faculty...

Are you looking to pay off student loans? The New Jersey Nursing Faculty Loan Redemption Program is available for full‐time faculty working at a school of nursing in New Jersey. Employment must begin within one year of completion of an approved graduate program. 

Click HERE to learn more about HESAA (Higher Education Student Assistance Authority).

Nurse Residency Program

There are now 21 hospitals participating in the Nurse Residency Collaborative. As of June 2022, NJCCN has registered over 1000 residents. 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 ednacadm@sn.rutgers.edu if you are interested in joining the Collaborative.

New Jersey Nurse Residency Collaborative Members

New Jersey Nurse Residency Collaborative Members

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

NJCCN is looking for a full-time data analyst. If you are interested in this position, please contact Dr. Edna Cadmus at ednacadm@sn.rutgers.edu

Upcoming Events



Virtual Schwartz Rounds

"Burnout, Turnover, and its Impact"



16, 18, 31

SFA Train the Trainer Cohort V


(Must attend all three sessions)



Virtual Schwartz Rounds

"Improving the Moment: Shifting Perspectives"



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