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NJAC NEWSLETTER VOL. 1 April 2014

Welcome

New Jersey Nurses At Work

Welcome to the first 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.  The Coalition is divided into groups or 'pillars' driven by evidenced-based recommendations from the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) report. 

We look forward to bringing you quarterly updates on our progress as well as important nursing news. Watch "A Time for Actionto learn more.  Sign up now to continue to receive important NJAC news! 

Regards,
Edna Cadmus         David Knowlton         Mary Wachter
                                 NJAC Co-Chairs

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Nurse Leader,
Vernonica Onwunaka,
Offers A Steady, Guiding Hand!
A good nurse leader needs a strong, steady, guiding hand, Learn how Veronica Onwunaka, RN, director of nursing at the New Community Extended Care Center, a 180-bed skilled nursing facility owned and operated by New Community Corporation in Newark, N.J., provides a constant source of guidance and direction to her staff. Read more ...  

PILLAR 1 NEWS!
SCOPE OF PRACTICE

 
Practice Makes Perfect
Barriers prevent advanced practice registered nurses from practicing to the full extent of their education and training, hindering access, quality and value for New Jersey citizens.  As health care transforms, our patients and families will face a primary care shortage. The New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA) is taking the lead on this initiative.  We will keep you apprised of their progress in future newsletters. Stay tuned! 
PILLAR 2 NEWS!
   EDUCATION
NURSE RESIDENCY
Connecting Care and Community
Included in the IOM Future of Nursing report, this recommendation is a call to promote seamless academic progression through nurse residency programs. The NJ Action Coalition (NJAC), led by Pillar 2, strongly agrees, and as a result of $1.6 million in funding from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), is well on its way in developing the first residency program of its kind in the long-term care environment.  Read more ...
PILLAR 3 NEWS!
NURSE LEADERSHIP
Because You Can't Do It Without Nurse Leaders
“You can’t do it without nurses” is a common mantra among NJAC members. Pillar 3, the Leadership Pillar, is working to make that abundantly clear through the development and recognition of nurses as leaders, regardless of role.  The Pillar group has four main goals – increase awareness to hospital, state and local boards and associations of the need to include nurse leaders; grow and refine a nurse leader database; establish a nurse leader mentorship program; and increase membership of nurses in the NJAC Leadership Pillar.  To date, their accomplishments are many.  Read more …

PILLAR 4 NEWS!
INFRASTRUCTURE
What’s the Big Deal About Data?
Understanding its value, the development of an infrastructure for the collection and analysis of interprofessional health care and workforce data was highlighted as a key recommendation in the IOM landmark report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.  This survey helps document important demographic information of the current nursing workforce to prepare for future needs.  In conjunction with the State Board of Nursing, the NJ Action Coalition, under Pillar 4, has made the survey available to nurses upon licensure or at the time of re-license.  Read more ...
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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

NJAC Gets $1.6 Million Funding for Long-Term Residency Program


New Jersey Making Progress on Academic Progression


New Jersey and New York Educators Help Future Nurses Understand Healthcare Reform

 
NJAC Funding!

To date, NJAC has received more than
$1.8 million through grants, donations and federal funding.

 


OUR PARTNERS

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)
Nurse.com
Organization of Nurse  Executives of New Jersey  (ONE/NJ).    



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

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