Executive Order to Remove Barriers to Practice

Excerpted from Press Release at Insider NJ

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Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Remove Barriers to Health Care Professionals Joining New Jersey’s COVID-19 Response and Provide Protections for Front Line Health Care Responders

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 112, authorizing the Division of Consumer Affairs to temporarily reactivate the licenses of recently retired health care professionals and grant temporary licenses to doctors licensed in foreign countries. The executive order also temporarily permits certain health care professionals to perform acts outside of their ordinary scope of practice and grants broad civil immunity to health care professionals and facilities providing services in support of New Jersey’s COVID-19 response efforts who are acting in good faith.

NJCCN GAINS Grant Recipient


The New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing (NJCCN) located at the Rutgers School of Nursing is pleased to be the recipient of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) Growing Apprenticeship in Non-Traditional Sectors (GAINS) Grant. The implementation of new nurse residencies was recommended by the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) 2011 report, The Future of Nursing, Leading Change Advancing Health. Through the GAINS Grant, NJCCN will receive $500,000 to support 15 of 19 hospitals implementing the Vizient/AACN acute care nurse residency program over the next year. Transition into practice programs are key to recruitment and retention of new nurse graduates as they launch their careers.

Dr. Edna Cadmus, Executive Director of NJCCN and Clinical Professor at Rutgers School of Nursing said, “This grant will allow us to standardize an approach for nurse residency programs in New Jersey, partnering with NJDOL, the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program, and acute care hospitals across New Jersey.” Academic and practice partnerships are needed in an evolving healthcare environment.

At NJCCN, we are excited about this opportunity to support transition to practice across New Jersey.

Contact us for more information:
Edna Cadmus, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Executive Director, NJCCN
(973) 353-1428

Victoria Field
Senior Department Administrator, NJCCN
(973) 353-1614

NJCCN was established by state legislation (P.L.2002, c.116) on December 12, 2002. As per this legislation, NJCCN is housed at Rutgers University, School of Nursing, Newark Campus, and is guided by a 17-member board representing NJ nursing and healthcare stakeholders. NJCCN’s Board and staff work on behalf of nurses to provide evidence-based recommendations regarding the nursing workforce and its impact on patient care.

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.

Addressing the Healthcare Professional Shortage

NJBiz published “Addressing the Healthcare Professional Shortage” by Lisa Goulian Twiste, contributing writer on August 9, 2019. The article highlights NJCCN’s efforts to create a state-wide nurse residency model to increase new nurse retention. See the excerpt below and read the full article at https://njbmagazine.com/monthly-articles/addressing-the-healthcare-professional-shortage/.

The New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing (NJCCN) is in the process of developing a statewide nurse residency program based on the national model, Vizient, with a projected 2020 rollout. The goal is to increase retention by providing graduates with the support they need to transition to a hospital-based career. And as the number of RNs finding jobs in hospitals (54%) continues to decline because of the aging population, the university’s out-of-hospital nurse residency program – part of a $4.7-million grant through 2022 – helps transition graduates to ambulatory care centers, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home care.

NJCCN is dedicated to solving New Jersey’s nursing workforce challenges. The Vizient Acute Care Nurse Residency model is one of many endeavors to improve access to quality healthcare for New Jersey residents.

The Next Generation – NJBIZ

How nurses and hospitals are adapting to tectonic shifts in health care

June 10, 2019 5:10 am

The shortage of Nursing Faculty needs to be addressed to ensure that the pipeline for new nurses is not reduced as the evolving need for nurses in healthcare continues to increase.

This issue is addressed in a recent NJBIZ article featuring an interview with Dr. Edna Cadmus, Executive Director of the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing. https://njbiz.com/the-next-generation/

For more information, read the NJCCN Supply and Demand Report at http://www.njccn.org/nursing-workforce-supply-and-demand/.


Policy Analysis – Improving Access to Care for New Jersey

Mounting evidence supports removal of barriers to APN practice in an effort to improve access and quality of care while reducing the cost of healthcare for New Jersey residents. Thirteen of 21 New Jersey counties have a deficit of primary care physicians.

Learn more about the potential impact of APNs on access to care by reading NJCCN’s full policy analysis and fact sheet via the links below.

Download NJCCN’s Full Policy Analysis

Download NJCCN’s Fact Sheet