For High School Students
Explore the 104 specialty nursing areas explained by Johnson and Johnson. In their various roles, Nurses are healers, innovators, and educators. In addition to information on nursing careers, this website also offers resources for finding schools, scholarships, and financial assistance.
- There are many nursing scholarships available to help support your education. To find a scholarship that fits your need go to https://www.discovernursing.com/scholarships#national=national&locations=nj
- The New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) provides information on scholarships and loans for NJ. Check out the site. http://www.hesaa.org/Pages/default.aspx
- Reviews.com provides a search platform for identifying nursing program scholarships. You may access this tool at http://www.reviews.com/best-scholarship-search-platforms/
For Registered Nurses
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health recommended that 80 percent of nurses have a BSN by 2020. This recommendation was taken on by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and AARP, who together created Action Coalitions in 50 states and the District of Columbia. The New Jersey Action Coalition (NJAC).
Get the App!
If you are considering a career in nursing or are a current nurse and need help navigating the education system, try using our app to help plan your education! The app’s creation was funded by a RWJF grant, and is one of the NJAC’s primary tools for increasing Baccalaureate Nursing Education. The app is free, and can be downloaded from links in the side panel.
For Licensed Practical Nurses
Are you interested in becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)? You can obtain your Practical Nursing education at three different types of schools. Before you enroll in a Practical Nursing Program, know the facts about the different programs that are available.
The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action
This joint initiative of AARP and the RWJF works to improve access to care and support interprofessional collaboration, nursing leadership, nursing education, nursing workforce data, diversity in nursing, and building healthier communities. For more information, visit the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action at the RWJF website.
NURSES ROLE IN TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE
Nurses have made a significant impact on our individual lives and on our society.