Colleagues in Caring: Regional Collaboratives for Nursing Work Force Development

The Foundation's program, Colleagues in Caring: Collaboratives for Nursing Work Force Development, was designed to support nursing service institutions to initiate concerted work force development systems within their regions.New Jersey Colleagues in Caring, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (NJ Collaborative for Nursing Work Force Development) is a consortium of nursing service providers, educators, professional associations, organizations representing hospitals, home health, long-term care facilities. Policy makers are joining together for the purpose of establishing a strong, flexible, educational and institutional infrastructure that is able to measure, monitor, forecast, and improve the responsiveness and educational planning of the nursing work force in New Jersey. The goal is to break down barriers between educators and employers so there is greater responsiveness to nursing work force demands in order to achieve the following objectives: (1) assess the current and projected demands for nursing care throughout the State; (2) develop a dependable system for estimating future demands; (3) analyze the capacity of the nursing work force to meet these demands and the capability of the educational infrastructure to produce the numbers and types of nurses required; (4) plan and implement a state model that enhances educational and career mobility for nurses; and (5) establish a formal mechanism to keep the work of the members of the Collaborative in place over the long term.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $198,854.00

Awarded on: 6/7/1996

Time frame: 7/1/1996 - 12/31/1999

Grant Number: 29459


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Nursing

Ackerson Hall
180 University Avenue
Newark, 07102-1803


Hurdis M. Griffith
Project Director