NJENA 2017 Scholarship Opportunities

NJENA Scholarships are now available – applications must be received by August 15, 2017.  The SOP and application may be found on our Professional Development Committee page.

Call for ECC Speakers is Open Until July 31, 2017

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Shop Amazon Prime and Support NJENA

Amazon's third-annual Prime Day is on Tuesday, July 11 and will feature more than 100,000 deals exclusively for Prime members, making it one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Remind your supporters to shop at and Amazon will donate to New Jersey Emergency Nurses Association.

Use the following message and link below in email, social media and on your website to tell your employees, donors and volunteers about how to get amazing deals on Prime Day and generate donations. Also, copy and share the image in this email.

When you #StartWithaSmile on #PrimeDay, Amazon donates to New Jersey Emergency Nurses Association. Shop for great deals at

Call for Committee Members

Call for 2018 ECC Committee Members

NJENA is seeking committee members for the 2018 Emergency Care Conference.  If you are interested in serving as a committee member, please contact Mr. James Richmann, 2015 ECC Chairperson at  The following committee positions are available: 

  • ECC Co-Chair
  • Tech Support Chair and Committee Members
  • Program Committee Members
  • Exhibit Co-Chair and Committee Members
  • Registration Committee Members
  • Room Monitors

Inquiries regarding the responsibilities of these committees should be directed to Mr. Richmann.

Call for Committee Members

Call for Fundraising Committee Members

NJENA is seeking committee members for the Fundraising Committee.  Those members who are interested in participating in this committee should contact Ms. Kimberly Russo at  More information regarding the responsibilities of this committee should be directed to Ms. Russo.




NJENA President's Blog

May NJENA State Meeting (Northern Chapter hosts)

Front Page MessageMay NJENA State Meeting will be hosted by Northern Chapter on
Wed, May 17, 2017 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center
703 Main Street
Paterson, NJ 07503
Attendees can park in the garage adjacent to the main entrance. 
The meeting will take place in the auditorium which is located off the main lobby on the right side.
Please join the meeting in person or from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Healthcare Related News Feeds

Healthcare Matters

I have worked in the healthcare field for 27 years and the amount of disinformation swirling around the U.S. Senate’s “Better Care Reconciliation Act” is staggering. Let me address the falsehoods: No, the bill does not provide sufficient protections for those with pre-existing health conditions. It’s true that one part of the bill prohibits charging people more for pre-existing conditions, but another section allows governors to apply for waivers for their states to deny coverage for certain conditions or charge more. This is the proverbial Schrödinger’s Cat of the BCRA, a paradox in which it is true because it is prohibited, while it is allowable in another section of the bill. House Speaker Paul Ryan (no relation) claims there’s a good reason that fewer people will be covered under the Senate bill: because they will elect not to obtain coverage. This is false. The Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the bill shows that the majority of the people who will lose healthcare...
There are two sides to every issue, but I can’t accept misinformation when it comes to our health. I just saw a TV ad supporting the American Health Care Act which is irresponsible and callous in its twisting of the truth. Rather than yelling at the TV, I’m sitting at my keyboard to counter those claims with information that has been substantiated by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which is tasked with reviewing all pending legislation for its impact on the American people. Twenty-three million people will lose their health insurance under this law, a fact that is conveniently missing from the TV ad. But among its other claims, the ad declares that the AHCA would: “lower costs.” (Not true, especially if you happen to be between the ages of 50 and 64 and don’t earn much. That group – which most needs good coverage but can least afford it – would face the largest insurance price hikes under the AHCA.) Provide “better coverage.” (Not true. One of the ways the AHCA aims...
It’s Hospital Week and Nurses Week, a perfect time for me to extend a heartfelt thank you to the healthcare professionals who care for us every day of the year. And this isn’t just about my job here at NJHA – it’s about the care team that saved my life. Two years ago, I found myself admitted to the hospital near my hometown of Florence for the first time of my life (aside from giving birth to my son.) I had lain in bed at home over a weekend in March, sidelined by a stomach pain that worsened by the hour. I deluded myself into thinking it was food poisoning. By the time I gave up that delusion, my appendix had burst and my husband had to rush me to the ED. I had sepsis, with a life-threatening infection coursing through my body. I was very, very sick in the hospital for two weeks, and much of that time is hazy. But what I do recall is the amazing skill of the medical team and the incredible human compassion of the nurses, aides, technicians and others who provided bedside care. My...