Our Mission

To assure the best possible nursing care for the citizens of New Jersey, the Center serves as a future oriented research and development organization to develop and disseminate objective information and provides an ongoing strategy for the allocation of State resources directed towards the nursing workforce (NJ P.L. 2002, c116).

Welcome to NJCCN

The New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing was established by legislation on December 12, 2002. The Center works on behalf of nurses to provide evidence-based recommendations regarding the nursing workforce and its impact on patient care. The Center is in Rutgers University, School of Nursing, Newark and New Brunswick Campuses. We are guided by a 17-member board representing New Jersey nursing and healthcare stakeholders. 


How We Got Started

New Jersey Colleagues in Caring collaborative was established in 1996 through a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant to assist nursing schools, hospitals and other nursing service institutions to initiate concerted workforce development systems within the State