Action Coalitions at Work: New Jersey

Dec 2, 2011, 1:47 PM, Posted by

New Jersey is working to advance the four main pillars of the Institute of Medicine report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, by working to advance academic progression and to increase the number of nurses with baccalaureate and advanced degrees.

The state is home to the New Jersey Nursing Initiative, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation, which is already working to increase the number of doctoral nurses and nurse faculty in the state. The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce is also a partner in the New Jersey Action Coalition.

Watch Susan W. Salmond, EdD, RN, discuss the work of the New Jersey Action Coalition and why it’s important for nurses to pursue advanced degrees. This video is part of a series released by The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action highlighting the goals and the ongoing work of some of its state-based collaborations, called Action Coalitions.

This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF Human Capital Blog. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors.