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

Clinical Professor - Executive Director of the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing (NJCCN)

Division of Advanced Nursing Practice


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(973) 353-1428

Specialty: Leadership, workforce solutions, community engagement

  • New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing

Dr. Cadmus was co-chair of the Nursing Leadership Scope and Standards review and revision for the American Nurses Association from 2021-2023.  She serves as the co-lead for the New Jersey Action Coalition since 2010.  As the Executive Director for NJCCN she collaborates with nursing organizations, trade organizations, schools of nursing, regulatory bodies and legislators to advocate for the nursing workforce. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

Education & Training

  • PhD, Adelphi University
  • MA, Nursing Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • BSN, William Paterson University

Certificates & Fellowships

  • Certified Nurse Executive Advanced-American Nurses Credential Center
  • Fellow: American Academy of Nursing-Inducted 2012.
  • Wharton Fellowship for Nurse Executives, Johnson and Johnson Completed in 2003.

Research/Scholarly Interests

  • Focused on nursing workforce solutions with a concentration on transition into practice for new graduates across settings. Advocacy and policy work is of specific interest.

Clinical Specialties

  • Leadership- Have extensive senior leadership experience as a former CNO.  Currently lead the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing as Executive Director, providing leadership for the state nursing workforce.  

Recent Research Activities/Funded Projects

  • 2023-2024 Growing Apprentices in Non-Traditional Settings (GAINS), NJDOL and Workforce Development- Acute care nurse residency program for NJ hospitals and new faculty -$631,295.
  • 2022-2023 GAINs grant, NJDOL and Workforce Development- Acute care nurse residency programs for NJ hospitals-$376,757.

Recent Publications

  • 2023 Weaver, S., Foley-Danecker, M., Cadmus, E., Wurmser, T. Reframing the administrative supervisor role post Covid-19 pandemic. Nurse Leader, www.nurseleader.com.
  • 2023 Cadmus, E., Bohnarczyk, N, & De Cordova, P.  Transition into practice: Beyond hospital walls.  Journal of Continuing Education. 54(7), 327-335.
  • 2022 Cadmus, E., & Roberts, M. Statewide nurse residency program: First year outcomes. JONA. 52 (12), 672-778.

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