Call for Abstracts

2020 National Forum for State Nursing Workforce Centers and

National Nurse-Led Care Consortium Annual Conference

“The Power of Data to Build a Healthier Nation”

 June 10-12, 2020

Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District, Philadelphia, PA


The 2020 National Forum for State Nursing Workforce Centers and National Nurse-Led Care Consortium Annual Conference will bring together leaders from nursing, healthcare and workforce research to build a healthier nation by utilizing the power of data.

The call for abstracts is now open for this conference. Abstracts may be submitted for ignite, panel, podium and/or poster sessions. See the attached application for complete details. The deadline to submit applications is November 11, 2019. Session content should align with one or more of the following conference objectives.

Upon completion of the conference, participants will be able to:

  • Investigate current use of data to support integration of population health in practice and academia
  • Understand how data drives new care delivery models and improvements in healthcare
  • Examine how data can inform the development of healthcare policy
  • Assess healthcare workforce and investigate strategies to support inclusivity and resiliency in capacity building
  • Understand and address the impact of the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 report

Contact the National Forum for State Nursing Workforce Centers at (517) 318-6331 or with any questions.

National Conference 2020

Save the Date!

NJCCN is co-hosting the 2020 Conference for the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers and the National Nurse-led Care Consortium. The conference will run from June 10-12 at the Wyndham Philadelphia in the city’s beautiful historic district.



Presented by:

New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing
Pennsylvania Action Coalition
New York Center for Nursing
National Nurse-led Care Consortium

Transition from Practice to Faculty

Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center
178 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
October 17, 2019
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Consider enriching your nursing career with a teaching position! This program offers a unique opportunity to help you chart your course and begin to build a network within the academic field. Registration is $25.

Program includes:

  • In-depth introductory panel discussion with featured speakers
  • Networking lunch followed by exhibition tables staffed by recruiters from many of New Jersey’s top nursing programs

Panel Topics:

  • Required and desirable degrees, experience and credentials for teaching in New Jersey nursing schools
  • Professional experience in greatest Demand – finding the best fit for your background and interests
  • How to achieve success as a faculty member
  • Open job opportunities

Click here to register by October 1st!


Please consider hosting an information table where prospective nurse faculty members may meet one-on-one to ask questions and present curriculum vitae for consideration. Exhibitor registration is available at the link above. For more information, contact Victoria Field at or 973-353-2715. 

This program will spark new ideas for career development and help you plan for your future as a nursing school faculty member.

We encourage you to bring copies of your resume or CV to share!

Featured Speakers

Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins, PhD, RN
Representing PhD Programs in Nursing

Margaret Quinn, DNP, RN, APN-C, CPNP
Representing Doctorate in Nursing Practice Programs

Mary Padden, PhD, RN,
Representing Baccalaureate Programs in Nursing

Martin Manno, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, NEA-BC
Representing Associate Programs in Nursing

Teresa Merola, MSN, RN, PNP-BC, CCRN, CPN
Representing Diploma Programs in Nursing

2018 NJLN Convention Keynote

Edna Cadmus, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN keynote speech – “NJ Nursing: The Surveys Say…”

Edna Cadmus, Executive Director of the NJCCN, will be plenary keynote speaker at the Annual Convention of the New Jersey League for Nursing!  The 2018 convention will run from March 28 – 29. The Center will also be presenting a research poster. Follow the link below for more information and conference registration.

NJCCN Educational Summit 2017

Our 2017 Educational Summit was a great success! On April 7, more than 100 nurses gathered at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe, NJ. The conference aimed to inspire grassroots nurses to use innovation as a strategy for defining new and current roles across the healthcare continuum.

Lynn Fick-Cooper’s keynote speech at our Educational Summit focused on self-care as an important component of resiliency. The high stakes of nursing professions pose risk of mental exhaustion and burn-out. It is so important to remember that we cannot effectively manage other people’s wellness unless we prioritize our own mental and physical health.

Laurie Haworth and Liz Klingensmith from Mercy Virtual presented advancements in the role of virtual nursing. They demonstrated that virtual nursing isn’t about replacing the bedside nurse – it’s about providing an extra layer of support and communication to increase monitoring of vitals, ease communication with patients, and improve the quality of care.

Mary Ann Christopher, a Horizon Executive, spoke on the role of nurses in transforming the system of care.

Tiffany Kelley provided a personal account of her journey as a nurse entrepreneur. Every nurse has the potential to become a problem-solver because they can capitalize on their uniquely personal insight into the challenges of healthcare.