Nurses, Be Counted!

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

Greetings,

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? www.nursesonboardscoalition.org/ #10kNurses #RNsBeCounted

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

Learn more about @NursesonBoards goal of getting #10kNurses on boards by 2020 by visiting: www.nursesonboardscoalition.org/ #RNsBeCounted

 

Sincerely,

Edna Cadmus PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Executive Director, NJCCN

Co-Lead NJAC

Reminder: Call for Proposals

George J. Hebert Legacy Grant Award

We are still inviting proposals for the George J. Hebert Legacy Grant Award!  Proposals can be submitted by nurse researchers (PhD), nurses with a current DNP, or doctoral nursing students (DNP or PhD) currently working on an IRB approved project that addresses nursing workforce related topics. Priority will be given to the following topics:

Click here to download the 2018 Call for Proposals

Click here to download the 2018 Budget Template

PRIORITY TOPICS

  • Innovative APN Practice Models
  • Outcomes on Residency Programs (Specialty area transitions and post-acute care settings)
  • Emerging roles for LPNs in a changing healthcare environment
  • Workforce gaps
  • Impact of school nurses in the community
  • Strategies to address the nursing faculty shortage

Funding will be up to $2500, and the application deadline is December 5, 2018.

Applications can be sent via e-mail to Dr. Edna Cadmus, . Questions may be directed to Victoria Field, , (973) 353-2715.

October 12th Grant Writing Workshop

Download the Grant Writing Workshop Flyer

Writing a grant proposal can be daunting, and we would like to help you! Whether you are applying for the George J. Hebert Legacy Grant Award, or you plan to respond to a different Request for Proposal (RFP), Dr. Teri Wurmser’s interactive presentation will prepare you with the technical skills and know-how to write a winning proposal. Our grant writing workshop will assist beginners and those who wish to strengthen their grant writing skills with each step of the planning, budgeting, and writing processes associated with RFPs. Register now to attend on October 12, 2018.

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 (aacnnursing.org)

  • 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 (njccn.org)

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

ICN new safe staffing position calls for investment in nursing and no substitution of RNs

The following excerpt is from a press release from the International Council of Nurses.

Visit their website at http://www.icn.ch/ to learn more.

“Geneva, Switzerland; 6 August 2018 – The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has released a new position statement on Evidence-based safe nurse staffing (click link to view pdf), which calls for increased investment in safe, effective and needs-based nurse staffing levels in order to improve patient outcomes and create positive practice environments.

“The position statement, which was developed with the input of international experts and in consultation with ICN’s members associations, sets out both principles and key elements of approaches to ensuring safe staffing which is intended to help and support all those involved in determining staffing levels and ensure there is clear nursing leadership on this vital issue.”

Podcast: An Interview with Dr. Edna Cadmus, Nursing Demand Expert (Episode 36)

Dr. Edna Cadmus, our Executive Director, discussed nursing workforce data with Darcy Grabenstein in Episode 36 of the SmartLinx podcast! Follow the link below for a recording and full transcript of the episode.

https://resources.smartlinxsolutions.com/podcasts/an-interview-with-dr-edna-cadmus-nursing-demand-expert-episode-36

We were excited to have this opportunity to share our data and discuss issues such as the nursing faculty shortage, demand projections, and long-term goals for nursing Education. Dr. Cadmus also explained the potential role of nurse practitioners in providing primary care for an aging population, and identified opportunities to move care beyond the walls of hospitals and into community settings.

NJCCN Grant Writing Workshop

Writing a grant proposal can be daunting, and we would like to help you! Whether you are applying for the NJCCN’s George J. Hebert Legacy Grant Award, or whether you are responding to a different Request for Proposal (RFP), Dr. Teri Wurmser’s presentation will prepare you with the technical skills and know-how to give you confidence and improve the quality of your submission. Our grant writing workshop will walk attendees through each step of the planning, budgeting, and writing processes associated with every RFP.

Even if you are not planning on applying to the George J. Hebert Legacy Grant Award, we encourage you to consider attending our grant workshop and learning skills that you can use in future research opportunities. Registration is $50 until September 1st. Late registration after September 1st will be $60. for more information or to reserve a spot!

CEUs Pending!

Date: Friday, October 12, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Presented by: Dr. Teri Wurmser
Location: Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center
178 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901