New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing

The New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing (NJCCN) was established by state legislation on December 12, 2002. The Center works on behalf of nurses to provide evidence-based recommendations regarding the nursing workforce and its impact on patient care. NJCCN is located at Rutgers School of Nursing’s Newark campus, and is guided by a 17-member board representing New Jersey nursing and health care stakeholders.

Our Goals

  • Ensure that competent future-oriented, diverse nursing providers are available in sufficient numbers, and prepared to meet the demand of the evolving health care system in New Jersey
  • Transform the health care system through research and innovative model programs
  • Create a central repository for education practice and research related to the nursing workforce
  • Engage academic/practice partners, inter-professional colleagues, government and legislative agencies, consumers, businesses, and industries in workforce solutions
  • Promote a positive image for nursing