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.

The Future of Nursing 2020-2030


A Consensus Study from the National Academy of Medicine



An ad hoc committee under the auspices of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will extend the vision for the nursing profession into 2030 and chart a path for the nursing profession to help our nation create a culture of health, reduce health disparities, and improve the health and well-being of the U.S. population in the 21st century. The committee will examine the lessons learned from the Future of Nursing Campaign for Action as well as the current state of science and technology to inform their assessment of the capacity of the profession to meet the anticipated health and social care demands from 2020 to 2030.

In examining current and future challenges, the committee will consider:

  • The role of nurses in improving the health of individuals, families, and communities by addressing social determinants of health and providing effective, efficient, equitable, and accessible care for all across the care continuum, as well as identifying the system facilitators and barriers to achieving this goal.
  • The current and future deployment of all levels of nurses across the care continuum, including in collaborative practice models, to address the challenges of building a culture of health.
  • System facilitators and barriers to achieving a workforce that is diverse, including gender, race, and ethnicity, across all levels of nursing education.
  • The role of the nursing profession in assuring that the voice of individuals, families and communities are incorporated into design and operations of clinical and community health systems.
  • The training and competency-development needed to prepare nurses, including advance practice nurses, to work outside of acute care settings and to lead efforts to build a culture of health and health equity, and the extent to which current curriculum meets these needs.
  • The ability of nurses to serve as change agents in creating systems that bridge the delivery of health care and social needs care in the community.
  • The research needed to identify or develop effective nursing practices for eliminating gaps and disparities in health care.
  • The importance of nurse well-being and resilience in ensuring the delivery of high quality care and improving community health.

In developing its recommendations for the future decade of nursing in the United States, the committee will draw from domestic and global examples of evidence-based models of care that address social determinants of health and help build and sustain a culture of health.

Dr. Edna Cadmus provided testimony on behalf of the NJAC and NJCCN to the committee.

Nurses, Be Counted!

Nurses on the NJCCN Board discuss New Jersey’s residency programs.


Nurses, Be Counted!

You may know that the Nurses on Boards Coalition is in the midst of its annual campaign to register nurses’ board service. If you serve on a board, and haven’t already registered, please visit the Nurses on Boards Coalition website, and be counted.

The mission of the Nurses on Boards Coalition is to improve the health of communities and the nation through the service of at least 10,000 nurses on boards by 2020.

Please also share with other nurses in your network, and on social media. Suggested tweets are below:

I’ve reported my board service with @NursesonBoards. Have you? #10kNurses #RNsBeCounted

Help @NursesonBoards reach its goal of getting #10kNurses on boards by 2020. #RNsBeCounted

Learn more about @NursesonBoards goal of getting #10kNurses on boards by 2020 by visiting: #RNsBeCounted



Edna Cadmus PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Executive Director, NJCCN

Co-Lead NJAC

Nursing Faculty Shortage

NJCCN published a one-page summary of nurse faculty vacancy rates from 2015-2017. This summary uses data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and NJCCN’s own Educational Capacity Report. Click here to view a printer-friendly version of the report. In September of 2018, NJCCN formed a committee to address address the growing nursing faculty shortage and review solutions.

National Data (

  • S. nursing schools turned away 64,067 qualified applicants from baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs in 2016 due to insufficient number of faculty, clinical sites, classroom space, clinical preceptors and budget constraints.
  • AACN 2016 survey of 832 nursing schools with baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs:
    • 1,567 vacancies were identified
    • An additional 133 faculty positions are needed to meet student demand
    • National nurse faculty vacancy rate = 7.9%
    • 8% of vacancies were for faculty positions requiring or preferring a doctoral degree.
  • AACN 2015-2016 report average age of doctorally-prepared nurse faculty:
    • Professor – average age 62.2 years
    • Associate Professor – average age 57.6 years
    • Assistant Professor – average age 51.1 years
  • Average salary for a master’s prepared Assistant Professor in schools of nursing = $77,022. (AACN, 2016)

New Jersey Data (

  • Educational Survey 2017 – Full-time position vacancies = 51 (8.1%)

Institute for Healthcare Improvement White Paper

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement published a white paper titled “IHI Framework for Improving Joy in Work.” Please see the executive summary, below, and click the image to read the full publication.

With increasing demands on time, resources, and energy, in addition to poorly designed systems of daily work, it’s not surprising health care professionals are experiencing burnout at increasingly higher rates, with staff turnover rates also on the rise. Yet, joy in work is more than just the absence of burnout or an issue of individual wellness; it is a system property. It is generated (or not) by the system and occurs (or not) organization-wide. Joy in work – or lack thereof – not only impacts individual staff engagement and satisfaction, but also patient experience, quality of care, patient safety, and organizational performance.

This white paper is intended to serve as a guide for health care organizations to engage in a participative process where leaders ask colleagues at all levels of the organization, “What matters to you?” – enabling them to better understand the barriers to joy in work, and co-create meaningful, high-leverage strategies to address these issues.

This white paper describes the following:

  • The importance of joy in work (the “why”);
  • Four steps leaders can take to improve joy in work (“the how”);
  • The IHI Framework for Improving Joy in Work: nine critical components of a system for ensuring a joyful, engaged workforce (the “what”);
  • Key change ideas for improving joy in work, along with examples from organizations that helped test them; and
  • Measurement and assessment tools for gauging efforts to improve joy in work.

Perlo J, Balik B, Swensen S, Kabcenell A, Landsman J, Feeley D. IHI Framework for Improving Joy in Work. IHI White Paper. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2017. (Available at

2017 Nursing Community Coalition

“For over a decade, the Nursing Community Coalition has been a partnership of national professional nursing associations that builds consensus and advocates on a wide spectrum of healthcare issues. Collectively, the Nursing Community is comprised of 58 national nursing organizations that represent the cross section of education, practice, research, and regulation within the profession. With over four million licensed registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, and nursing students, the profession embodied the drive and passion to continually improve care for patients, families, and communities across the nation.”

For more information, follow the links below to a fact sheet and the 2017 Nursing Community Roster.