The New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing (NJCCN) located at the Rutgers School of Nursing is pleased to be the recipient of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) Growing Apprenticeship in Non-Traditional Sectors (GAINS) Grant. The implementation of new nurse residencies was recommended by the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) 2011 report, The Future of Nursing, Leading Change Advancing Health. Through the GAINS Grant, NJCCN will receive $500,000 to support 15 of 19 hospitals implementing the Vizient/AACN acute care nurse residency program over the next year. Transition into practice programs are key to recruitment and retention of new nurse graduates as they launch their careers.

Dr. Edna Cadmus, Executive Director of NJCCN and Clinical Professor at Rutgers School of Nursing said, “This grant will allow us to standardize an approach for nurse residency programs in New Jersey, partnering with NJDOL, the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program, and acute care hospitals across New Jersey.” Academic and practice partnerships are needed in an evolving healthcare environment.

At NJCCN, we are excited about this opportunity to support transition to practice across New Jersey.

Contact us for more information:
Edna Cadmus, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Executive Director, NJCCN
(973) 353-1428

Victoria Field
Senior Department Administrator, NJCCN
(973) 353-1614

NJCCN was established by state legislation (P.L.2002, c.116) on December 12, 2002. As per this legislation, NJCCN is housed at Rutgers University, School of Nursing, Newark Campus, and is guided by a 17-member board representing NJ nursing and healthcare stakeholders. NJCCN’s Board and staff work on behalf of nurses to provide evidence-based recommendations regarding the nursing workforce and its impact on patient care.