Developing a business plan to secure the financial future of the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing

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.The purpose of this project is to develop and implement a communications and fund-raising plan to ensure a stable financial future for the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing (Center). The Center's goal is to expand its standing as a state leader in dealing with shortages in nurses and nursing faculty, thereby raising its prospects for government and private financial support. The deliverables will be to: (1) maintain databases on the supply and demand for nurses and nursing faculty; (2) collaborate with new partners; (3) organize a national summit on policy changes; (4) provide leadership in nursing education in New Jersey; and (5) increase the number of nurses with Bachelors of Science in Nursing degrees.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $378,590.00

Awarded on: 7/21/2008

Time frame: 9/1/2008 - 2/28/2010

Grant Number: 64657


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Nursing

Ackerson Hall
180 University Avenue
Newark, 07102-1803


Geri L. Dickson
Project Director