On December 12th, Pamela B. de Cordova, PhD, RN-BC, Associate Professor and Faculty Researcher for the NJCCN, Jennifer Polakowski, testified at the Assembly Higher Education Committee on Bill A4614 Modifying the Nursing Faculty Loan Redemption Program. Click HERE to read Bill A4614.
ONL-NJ will be honoring NJCCN and Dr. Edna Cadmus, NJCCN Executive Director at their Annual Holiday Meeting & Awards Brunch on Dec. 2, 2022. NJCCN will be receiving the Impact Award and Dr. Cadmus, the Distinguished Service Award. For more information, click HERE.
New graduates in hospitals are moving toward more specialization as they enter the workforce as can be seen below. This is due to the retirements of nurses in these areas and the shift of older nurses to other settings. Residency programs such as those sponsored by New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing (NJCCN) and partially funded by the NJDOL Workforce Development Apprenticeship Program through their support has helped 13 of the 18 hospitals participating in this program since 2020. Increases in growth in demand across settings and the impact of COVID-19 is creating stress on the healthcare system. Residency programs for new graduates are even more important today. Residency programs was one of the recommendations for all setting in the 2010 landmark report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.
The 2022 edition of the Nursing Data and Analysis Report provides insights on the workforce supply and demand data across settings. The pandemic over the last 2 years has impacted the workforce now and into the future. The report includes:
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