Addressing nursing workforce development issues through a statewide coalition

Although the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation became a national philanthropy in 1972 and has operated on a national scale since then, it also has continued funding a limited number of local institutions and projects in the New Brunswick area and throughout New Jersey. It does so in part to honor the legacy of its founder, and in part to recognize the special responsibilities to the communities and the state in which it is located.Over time, societal factors, health care changes, and cycles of nurse shortages and abundances have occurred that today have the makings of a "perfect storm" to produce a nurse shortage of gigantic proportions. Statewide objective entities, such as the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing (the Center), have been created in a few states to address these issues.The purpose of this project is to continue the valuable work of the Center for another year while exploring ideas, concepts, and opportunities for a sustainable future for the Center. At the same time, the Center will strengthen its support base, enhance its visibility, strengthen its communication strategies, and conduct surveys and other research to the benefit of state health care stakeholders.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $455,273.00

Awarded on: 3/16/2007

Time frame: 4/1/2007 - 12/31/2008

Grant Number: 59007


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Nursing

Ackerson Hall
180 University Avenue
Newark, 07102-1803


Geri L. Dickson
Project Director