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.


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

NJCCN’s Award Winning Team

Members of the NJCCN Team were recognized in 2018!

Danielle Cooper, MPH

Recipient of the Ambassador’s Award from the Governor’s Council on Mental Health Stigma.

Danielle is the Grant Manager for the Center’s School Nurse Leadership Program.

Susan Weaver, PhD, RN, CRNI, NEA-BC

Recipient of the Beacon of Light Award from the New Jersey State Nurses Association.

Sue is a Nurse Scientist at the NJCCN. She provides leadership for our key projects and Marketing.

Pam de Cordova, PhD, RN-BC

Photo by Steve Hockstein/HarvardStudio.comRecipient of the Eastern Nurses Research Society Nursing Authorship Award.

Pam is a Nurse Scientist at the NJCCN. She analyzes data for our reports, especially publications on Educational Capacity and Workforce.

2018’s Best & Worst States for Nurses

Dr. Edna Cadmus, Executive Director of the NJCCN, is one of the contributing experts in Wallet Hub’s publication on “2018’s Best & Worst States for Nurses.” Her comments include topics such as the biggest issues facing nurses today, the long term outlook for the field of nursing, tips for recent nursing graduates, and the role of local governments and health systems in attracting and retaining high quality nurses.

As always, we at the NJCCN are grateful for the opportunity to share our data and contribute to national discussions of the nursing workforce!

Full text of  “2018’s Best & Worst States for Nurses” is available at https://wallethub.com/edu/best-states-for-nurses/4041/#edna-cadmus.

Human Trafficking Education

Hospital personnel – did you wonder why your organization required you to complete human trafficking education by March 18, 2018? This requirement was established by New Jersey Administrative Code 8:43E-14.1.

Click here to read the full text of the code.

Trafficking victims in need of healthcare are brought directly to emergency departments by their captors in an attempt to preserve anonymity. Victims may be brought to the same facility numerous times for serial health problems, and the healthcare professionals with whom they interact may be their sole contact outside of the framework of their captivity. This makes hospital personnel, especially nurses, uniquely able to identify victims and advocate on their behalf. The training mandated by NJAC 8:43E-14.1 will help nurses recognize and respond to evidence of human trafficking.

Education in human trafficking empowers nurses to keep saving lives.