Edna Cadmus

Edna Cadmus, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Clinical Professor & Specialty Director, Nursing Leadership Program
Executive Director of the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing (NJCCN)
Division of Advanced Nursing Practice

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An experienced nursing executive who led New Jersey’s Englewood Hospital and Medical Center to Magnet designation and re-designation three times, Dr. Edna Cadmus today serves as Clinical Professor & Specialty Director of the Graduate Nursing Leadership Tracks at the Rutgers University School of Nursing.  She also is Executive Director of the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing (NJCCN).  

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, a community teaching medical center, is among a select 7.9 percent of hospitals cited under the Magnet Recognition Program® of The American Nurses Credentialing Center (a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association).  Magnet designation acknowledges quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation in professional nursing practice. Widely considered the ultimate credential for high quality nursing, it provides a benchmark for patients and helps facilities attract and retain top nursing talent.

Dr. Cadmus led the way for Englewood’s recognition, creating the professional practice environment and working with the nursing staff and leaders to patient, nursing, and organizational outcomes. Re-designation is challenging, and yet Englewood achieved it three times. 

Established by state legislation in 2002 and housed at the Rutgers School of Nursing, the NJCCN works on behalf of nurses to provide evidence-based recommendations to policy makers and leaders of the profession regarding the nursing workforce and its impact on patient care. The Center has developed workforce reports for the Governor, current workforce trends, and educational capacity reports to assist employers and legislators in decision-making.  Its current focus is on nursing demand in various healthcare industries. 

Dr. Cadmus serves as a co-lead for the New Jersey Action Coalition, one of 51 groups nationwide focused on implementing recommendations from the Institute of Medicine’s landmark report, The Future of Nursing, and was co-principal investigator for the State Implementation Program Grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on academic progression. She was co-principal investigator on a  funded project by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on developing implementing and evaluating long-term care nurse residency programs.

Dr. Cadmus came to Rutgers in 2010.  Her career began as a staff nurse at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City and progressed to numerous nursing leadership roles, including for 16 years, as Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. She serves on national and state boards and committees.  

Dr. Cadmus earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from William Paterson University, her master’s in nursing education from the Teachers College of Columbia University and her PhD in Nursing at Adelphi University.

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