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New Jersey Nurses At Work

Welcome to the New Jersey Action Coalition Newsletter. The Coalition is part the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a nationwide movement to improve health and health care through nursing.  An initiaive of AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Campaign includes Action Coalitions in 50 states and the District of Columbia working to implement the Institute of Medicine's Future of Nursing recommendations.  This quarterly issue includes an IRB survey to gauge how we are doing. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and share with your colleagues. In addition, we are proud to focus this issue on four amazing New Jersey nurse leaders.  We hope you will enjoy and be inspired by their stories! 

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Edna Cadmus         David Knowlton         Mary Wachter
                                 NJAC Co-Chairs

A Call To Action:
Help Transform Healthcare Through Nursing
The main goals of the NJAC are to help implement the recommendations of the IOM report in New Jersey and to encourage New Jersey nurses to become involved.  To that end, we have created a survey to better understand New Jersey nurses’ current knowledge of the IOM report and the work of the New Jersey Action Coalition.  We need your help.  Please take 15 minutes to complete the survey.  Then share this survey with your colleagues. Your input will provide invaluable information and help further our mission to transform healthcare through nursing.  Learn more  
Susan B. Hassmiller, PHD, RN, FAAN
A Lifetime of Service
The Power of Passion
Susan B. Hassmiller, PHD, RN, FAAN, began her career as a public health nurse. Throughout the years, her efforts have brought a nationwide focus on the importance of nursing’s role in enhancing the delivery of health care.  Read More ....

A Nurse Uses Passion and Purposeful Curiosity to Redesign Health Care
The Devil is in the Details
Rachel Davis Bohs, BSN, RN, CNOR, Project Director at the Process Management Office for AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, NJ, will tell you that “the devil is in the details.”  But it’s her amazing ability to partner and help others understand the significance of those words that makes her so good at what she does    Read More ....

NJAC Nurse Honored as "Breakthrough Leader   in Nursing"

A National Honor
Dr. Maria Torchia LoGrippo, PhD, MSN, RN, Post Doctorate Faculty Associate at Rutgers University and the project director for a State Implementation Program Grant addressing Seamless Academic Progression was recently honored as one of ten “Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing” by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a joint initiative of AARP and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  She received her award at the Campaign for Action’s “Leadership and Legacy: The Future is Now” National Summit in Phoenix, AZ in November.  Read more ...

A Innovative Nurse Leader Seeks to Help Her Community
Reaching Out to Serve
Ruth Harrell, RN, BSN, MS,
nurse manager at St. Josephs Regional Medical Center is a ‘take action’ person.  She welcomes a challenge, believes in being proactive and is always ready to volunteer when she feels she can make a difference. , .   Read more ...
We'd like to hear your story!  Please send to

Calling All New Jersey Nurses
We Need Your Help!

Test your knowledge of the  IO M  Future of Nursing  recommendaitons. Please take 15 minutes to respond to this important survey.   It’s as easy as 1,2,3.


2. Answer  the questions.
3. Submit


Campaign's Top Accomplishments in 2014

National Coalition Sets Goal to put 10,000 Nurses on Boards by 2020!  Let us know if you serve on any boards in your community, government, hospital, home care, etc.. Send to

 Summit Hits High Points So Far in New Jersey’s Academic Progression Journey
NJAC Funding!
NJAC reached the $50,000 SIP grant matching goal. Funds included, $20,000 provided by Kirby Foundation, as well as donations from Caldwell Banker and TD Bank.


Robert Wood Johnson      Foundation (RWJF)
AARP New Jersey
New Jersey Chamber of    Commerce Foundation
The Horizon Foundation    for New Jersey
Magnet Hospital Consortium
New Jersey Collaborating  Center for Nursing  (NJCCN)
New Jersey Hospital  Association (NJHA)
New Jersey League for  Nursing (NJLN)
New Jersey Nursing  Initiative (NJNI)
New Jersey State Nurses  Association (NJSNA)
Organization of Nurse  Executives of New Jersey  (ONE/NJ).    

 ....Because you can't do it without nurses!

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