NJBiz published “Addressing the Healthcare Professional Shortage” by Lisa Goulian Twiste, contributing writer on August 9, 2019. The article highlights NJCCN’s efforts to create a state-wide nurse residency model to increase new nurse retention. See the excerpt below and read the full article at https://njbmagazine.com/monthly-articles/addressing-the-healthcare-professional-shortage/.

The New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing (NJCCN) is in the process of developing a statewide nurse residency program based on the national model, Vizient, with a projected 2020 rollout. The goal is to increase retention by providing graduates with the support they need to transition to a hospital-based career. And as the number of RNs finding jobs in hospitals (54%) continues to decline because of the aging population, the university’s out-of-hospital nurse residency program – part of a $4.7-million grant through 2022 – helps transition graduates to ambulatory care centers, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home care.

NJCCN is dedicated to solving New Jersey’s nursing workforce challenges. The Vizient Acute Care Nurse Residency model is one of many endeavors to improve access to quality healthcare for New Jersey residents.