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  • Legislative Update

    On 1/11/16 unfortunately Governor Christie pocket vetoed S-1501/A-1431, the bill establishing minimal educational requirements for school nurse certification. NJSSNA should be proud that we were successful in getting it passed in both houses – this is quite an accomplishment. It is also a prime example of how NJSSNA members organized and advocated together by contacting legislators on this important school nursing issue.

    NJSSNA believes that these minimal educational requirements are necessary to prepare CSNs to maintain the highest level of quality healthcare for New Jersey students. Assemblywoman Marlene Caride has reintroduced the bill now known as A-1256 and NJSSNA will continue to rally once again to get it passed!

  • NJSSNA Spring Conference

    Conference details are now available.

  • Concussion Information

    Student-Athlete Concussions resources from Rutgers School of Public Health, New Jersey Safe Schools Program.

  • Announcing Two New Programs in Nursing Education at Teachers College Columbia University!

    Dear Colleagues;

    I am personally delighted to announce the opening of two new and exciting online programs in Nursing Education at Teachers College, Columbia University!!

    From the website:

    "Starting in Fall 2015, we are taking applications for the Fall 2016 launch of our two new Nursing Education Programs. They include a program leading to a Doctorate in Education (EdD) and an academic certificate program. Both programs are entirely online to provide maximum flexibility for busy nurse professionals seeking advanced training in Nursing Education."

    Teachers College was the first academic setting to educate nurses. Nursing Education began at Teachers College in 1899. The Nursing Education Program has a long and distinguished tradition of commitment to the education of nurses who have diverse roles in academic and community settings in the United States and abroad. The newly revised curriculum for the EdD in nursing education was designed by a group of nursing education experts. It was approved by the State of New York in 2015 as an online offering.

    Doctor Of Education

    "The newly revised curriculum for the EdD in nursing education was designed by a group of nursing education experts. It was approved by the State of New York in 2015 as an online offering.

    Become an expert and lead change in nursing education

    Nurses interested in pursuing doctoral work have at least three degree options: PhD, DNP, and EdD. The primary focus of PhD programs is to prepare nurses to become scientists who conduct and seek funding for research. The focus of Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is to prepare advanced practice nurses to become independent care providers and is intended to be a parity degree with other health care doctorates such as psychology (PsyD), medicine (MD), and dentistry (DDS) (AACN). The third option, the EdD, is designed for those desiring to be experts and lead change in nursing education as they seek preparation for faculty and/or educator roles. At Teachers College, the EdD in Nursing Education has also included an emphasis on research and scholarly inquiry. "

    Academic Certificate Program

    The mission of the Academic Certificate in Nursing Education is to improve Nursing Education and improve the teaching skills of those nurses who already have doctoral degrees. The goal of the program is to offer doctorally prepared nurses, currently working in, or interested in, nursing education, an opportunity to gain academic preparation in the role of nurse educators. There are currently 1,200 nursing faculty vacancies across the U.S., and this number is expected to climb sharply over the next few years as current aging faculty begin to retire. An Academic Certificate in Nursing Education would not only prepare those seeking to extend or advance their teaching skills, but also lead to better nursing education generally.

    Please note: Endowed scholarships are available for qualified students!!

    To inquire or to apply go to:

    To learn more about federal scholarships & loan forgiveness go to: