News posts January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011

AACN and the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence Partner for Webinar Series on Nursing Advocacy

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence are partnering to produce a series of didactic Webinars for nursing students attending AACN’s 2012 Student Policy Summit next March. Three, one-hour Webinars addressing state and federal nursing advocacy issues will be released during the final three months leading up to the Summit. By participating in this learning opportunity, nursing students from across the country will listen and engage in relevant policy and advocacy issues prior arriving in Washington, DC.

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Norman Volk Receives Inaugural Jonas Center Award for Advancing Nursing Leadership

NEW YORK, December 2, 2011 – The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence has presented its first Jonas Center Award for Advancing Nursing Leadership to Norman Volk, Chairman of the John A. Hartford Foundation, the leading philanthropy focused on improving health care for older Americans. The award honors those who embody the Jonas Center’s mission to advance nursing scholarship, leadership and innovative practice.

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JCNE Expands New York-North Carolina Collaboration, a Model for Addressing Nursing Education, Workforce Issues Nationally

The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence is expanding a successful program in New York City and North Carolina that joins community colleges and four year institutions in an approach that streamlines the path from an associate’s to a baccalaureate degree and ultimately increases the number of nurses in each region who have advanced educations.

The program, Multi-Regional Model to Increase the Number of Baccalaureate Nurses in the U.S. (RIBN), begun in 2008, is a partnership among the Jonas Center, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Northwest Health Foundation. It is one of 11 initiatives of the Partners Investing in Nursing’s Future (PIN) program – a first-of-its-kind collaboration of the philanthropic community to foster innovations that help address the nursing crisis. PIN programs are designed to test local innovations that may serve as national models and to encourage additional funding.

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Campaign for Action Names 21 New State Action Coalitions

The Jonas Center and American Association of Colleges of Nursing were both mentioned in a recent NurseZone.com article for their collaborative efforts to increase the number of doctoral prepared faculty available to teach in nursing schools. Click through to view an excerpt of the article; to view this article in its entirety please visit Nursezone.com.

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Nurse Family Partnership Thanks the Jonas Center for the "Nurses' Heart's Desire Fund

The Jonas Center was recently recognized in the NYC Nurse-Family Partnership September 2011 E-newsletter for supporting the Nurses' Heart's Desire Fund. Click through for more information.

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The Daily Iowan Interviews Jonas Center Executive Director, Darlene Curley

Jonas Center Executive Director, Darlene Curley, was recently interviewed and featured in the Daily Iowan. The excerpt featured here is a transcript of Darlene's interview, to view the article in its entirety please visit the Daily Iowan's website by clicking this link.

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Jonas Center Executive Director, Darlene Curley, Featured in PIN Point Newsletter

Jonas Center Executive Director, Darlene Curley, was recently featured in the Partners Investing in Nursing's Fall 2011 newsletter. The excerpt below is a transcript of Darlene's interview, to view the newsletter in its entirety click here

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JCNE Expands New York-North Carolina Collaboration

NEW YORK, September 2, 2011 – The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence is expanding a successful program in New York City and North Carolina that joins community colleges and four year institutions in an approach that streamlines the path from an associate’s to a baccalaureate degree and ultimately increases the number of nurses in each region who have advanced educations.

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HHS Grants to Strengthen Nursing Workforce

NurseZone.com interviews JCNE's Darlene Curley, among others, on the need for "Boosting the Numbers of Nursing Faculty...Supporting Education...Increasing Diversity"  Read Jennifer Larson's article here.

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2012 Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program Guidelines Released

The goal of the Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program is to increase the number of doctorally prepared faculty available to teach in nursing schools nationwide, as advocated by the Institute of Medicine’s recent report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Supported by the Jonas Family Fund at the Jewish Communal Fund, the program will provide financial assistance, leadership development, and mentoring support to expand the pipeline of future nurse faculty into research-focused and practice-focused doctoral nursing programs.

The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence will provide selected nursing students in doctoral programs with id="mce_marker"0,000 in financial support, to be distributed in $5,000 installments for each of the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 academic years. The institution in which the student is enrolled will match the financial support amount and distribution schedule. In addition, schools will provide support for Scholars to attend a Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence/American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) leadership development conference in Washington, DC in fall 2013. At least one scholarship will be awarded for each state.

Click here to view 2012 Jonas Nurse Scholar Program Guidelines.

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