News posts January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010

First Estimate of Nursing Faculty Shortage Portends Widespread Patient Crisis

Estimate, developed by the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, is a call for national action

New York City, December 10, 2010 – Each nurse educator position left unfilled could affect the care of as many as 3.6 million patients per year according to the first estimate of the impact of the nation’s persistent shortage of nursing faculty. Nationwide there are nearly 900 faculty vacancies among schools with baccalaureate programs, with thousands more anticipated in the next 15 years as current educators retire or return to practice.

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New York City to Host Inaugural Work Session on IOM/RWJF Future of Nursing Recommendations

National leaders to develop strategies for action and mobilize New York supporters

Local and national nursing, policy and health industry leaders will discuss what the recently released Future of Nursing report means for the New York City area, and strategies for action. Co-hosted by the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this is the first of a series of regional meetings designed to address the biggest challenges facing the nursing profession. Topics include: nurses as qualified leaders in primary care; importance of inter-professional collaboration; New York’s scope-of-practice laws; types of changes needed in New York; and nursing education issues.

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Third Annual Jonas Family Fund Youth Programs Gathering to Highlight Successes and Future Goals

San Francisco Bay Area nonprofits and funders will convene on Oct. 14th for the third annual Jonas Youth Programs Gathering to share best practices, lessons learned and future goals for mentoring and providing internship opportunities for the area’s most at-risk youth.

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The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health

The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, a report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute of Medicine.

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Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence Expands Funding for Doctoral Nursing Students, Addressing Nurse Faculty Shortage

Program to fund students at nation’s leading institutions; partnerships with the John A. Hartford Foundation and the National League for Nursing will address specific needs in geriatrics and education.

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Jonas Center’s new Nursing Scholars Partnership with the John A. Hartford Foundation

YouTube Video - Barbara and Donald Jonas describe the Jonas Center's new Nursing Scholars Partnership with the John A. Hartford Foundation.

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A Retail Mogul's Gift for Mental Health

Barbara and Donald Jonas recognized in Wall Street Journal for Philanthropy. Read A Retail Mogul's Gift for Mental Health.

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Update on Health Care Reform

Dr. Polly Bednash, CEO of American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), presented an update on Health Care Reform and Nursing at Jonas Center Advisory Board Meeting.

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AACN Hosts Inaugural Nursing Student Policy Summit Sponsored by the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence

Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Students from Across the Country Meet in Washington, DC to Focus on Health Policy

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