News posts October 1, 2011 to October 31, 2011

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 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

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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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