New Jersey Health Initiatives - A Better State of Health
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program
Developing paths to professional nursing careers for underrepresented populations.
2014
Caldwell University
Closed
Developing paths to professional nursing careers for underrepresented populations.
Caldwell University
2014
Closed
Grant Award Amount
$250,000

The NP² – New Paths to the Nursing Profession at Caldwell University program partnered two premier organizations, Caldwell University in higher education, and St. Joseph’s Healthcare System in health care, who share a common mission to serve the poor and disadvantaged. Caldwell University established a clear pathway for eight aspiring front-line health care workers in Paterson, New Jersey, to become licensed RNs. This project created and sustained a continuous infusion of best-practice interventions, academic student supports, and social interactions to build students’ confidence that they can succeed while overcoming past academic challenges. Initiatives included an intense boot camp, potential life-changing leadership group exercises, eager professionals ready to work, caring skilled student tutors, and a senior team that champions diversity and innovation.

 

Project
NP² – New Paths to the Nursing Profession at Caldwell University
Topics
Grant Recipient
Key Contact
Pamela Cavanagh
Director, Academic Success Center
973-618-3274
Counties Served

View final recommendations from this project:
Growing Tomorrow’s Nursing Workforce: New Paths to Professional Nursing
(2017 March 20)

Atkins, Robert L., Erik Juan Estrada, Diane Hagerman, Milton R. Ellis, Randall Wilson, and Patricia Maguire. “Innovations_to Support Frontline Health Care.” Nursing Education Perspectives 37.6 (2016): 347-48.

View All: NJHI 2014: New Paths to Professional Nursing