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Previous Sessions

Nursing’s Staffing Crisis (Session #1 and #2)

Session # 1
Nursing’s Staffing Crisis: Actionable Strategies
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1 Nursing CEU Provided*

Calling all Nurse Managers, CNOs, Staff Nurses, and VPs of Nursing, as well as nursing students and faculty — Join us for a free, live webinar focused on actionable and immediate strategies to address the nurse staffing crisis in acute and critical care practice settings. This inaugural session of our new webinar series aims to help you tackle this crucial patient safety issue.

The Nurse Staffing Think Tank, a diverse group of nursing leaders, frontline nurses, CEOs, chief financial officers, human resources executives, and patient safety representatives–representing five national organizations–has created a toolkit of recommendations and strategies for real, positive change in these six priority areas:

  • Healthy work environment
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Work schedule flexibility
  • Stress injury continuum
  • Innovative care delivery models
  • Total compensation
Learn strategies for change

Learn as distinguished nurse leaders, including members of the Think Tank, discuss the priority areas, including recommendations, actions, and measurable outcomes. Join us and gain insights for applying Think Tank strategies in your role and practice environment.

Session #2
Nursing’s Staffing Crisis: Where to from Here?
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1.5 Nursing CEU Provided* (Held March 1, 2023)

What’s being done about the nurse staffing crisis in the U.S.? What efforts are seeing success? How can nurse leaders across care environments adapt best practices to tackle their own staffing challenges?

Our panel of distinguished national and local nurse leaders will address these critical questions as they share their own experiences in implementing key strategies to achieve significant, measurable improvements affecting the nursing workforce.

We’ll take a deep dive into the ongoing implementation of recommendations developed by the Nurse Staffing Think Tank, a diverse group of nursing leaders, frontline nurses, CEOs, chief financial officers, human resources executives, and patient safety representatives. For an overview of the Think Tank’s work, including six priority areas, view our previous webinar.

Focusing on solutions, panelists will describe how barriers are being overcome, what’s working the best, and what comes next. Our interactive Q&A session will provide a forum for you to share your own views and pose questions to our panelists. You’ll leave the webinar with solid information to help you plan your own next steps in tackling the nurse staffing crisis. Register today!


Robyn Begley
CEO, American Organization for Nursing Leadership; CNO and Sr. Vice President, American Hospital Association. (Think Tank member)

Katie Boston-Leary
Director of Nursing Programs, American Nurses Association.(Think Tank Member)

Helene Burns

Helene Burns
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Jefferson Health New Jersey

Dr. Charles Vannoy, CNO and Vice President for Patient Care Services, Valley Health System in Bergen County, NJ.

Courtney Vose

Courtney Vose
Sr. Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital, RWJBarnabas Health, New Jersey

Linda Flynn
Dean and Professor, Rutgers University School of Nursing

Laura Mularz
Clinical Assistant Professor and Specialty Director, Leadership Graduate Education Program, Rutgers University School of Nursing

JULY 12, 2023

Information for Session 3 will be posted closer to the event. Access previous recordings below.

Save these dates for future webinar sessions:

  • July 12, 2023
  • November 1, 2023
  • March 6, 2024
  • July 10, 2024
  • November 6, 2024
The Distinguished Leadership Webinar Series is sponsored by the Nursing Leadership graduate education program at Rutgers School of Nursing.
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*Accreditation and Credit Designation

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and Joint Provider. Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Planners and speakers have no conflicts of interest to disclose regarding this educational activity.

There is no commercial support or sponsorship for this activity.



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