Event Details

New Jersey has a 16-year history of proposed legislative issues regarding mandated nurse to patient standards. Seven years ago, the ONL NJ Advocacy Committee established the Nursing Workplace Environment Commission as a holistic approach to improve the work environment for the nurse at the bedside beyond staffing ratios. A blueprint for an overarching structure that provides oversight, education, communication, research and publication of healthy work environments action and results evolved. The Nursing Workplace Environment and Staffing Council (NWESC) was born.

The NWESC Vision is "New Jersey will be recognized as the leader in creating and sustaining a healthy work environment for its nurses." The NWESC Mission Statement is "to promote and sustain a healthy work environment for the nurses of New Jersey." The maiden cohort of NWESC was launched in October 2017. The seventh cohort is scheduled to begin in October 2023. NWESC has grown from nine pilot hospitals to 47 hospitals in NJ.

Please join us for the third annual NWESC Statewide Retreat as we gather to celebrate this worthy effort, share accomplishments, best practices, lessons learned, challenges and future directions. This is a unique opportunity to network with other NWESC members from across the state.

Agenda

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Check-in and Continental Breakfast
Check-in and enjoy continental breakfast while networking with NWESC colleagues.
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Ice Breaker
The meeting will open with an activity to start the day.
8:45 AM - 9:15 AM
Regional NWESC Breakout Session
The regional leaders will facilitate breakout sessions with their respective group. Regional members will engage in discussion related to efforts in their region. The intent and purpose of t...
The regional leaders will facilitate breakout sessions with their respective group. Regional members will engage in discussion related to efforts in their region. The intent and purpose of the regional meetings will be shared, meeting schedules will be reviewed, members of the region will be confirmed, next steps will be shared.
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9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
NWESC Research
NWESC research investigator will provide a review of previous research and findings from the recent study. Special presentations on research related to fatigue will follow with a call to act...
NWESC research investigator will provide a review of previous research and findings from the recent study. Special presentations on research related to fatigue will follow with a call to action for NWESCs.
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10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Stretch Break
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Fireside Chat with NWESC Leaders and Members
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Networking Lunch
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Key Issues Breakout Session
Tentative topics for discussion include: Night Shift Work Environment, Practical Solutions to Fatigue, Communications to Spread Positive Messages About NWESC, Retention Strategies, Revitaliz...
Tentative topics for discussion include: Night Shift Work Environment, Practical Solutions to Fatigue, Communications to Spread Positive Messages About NWESC, Retention Strategies, Revitalizing Research on the HWE
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1:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Wrap Up
Final thoughts and observations.

Speakers

  • Josie Bodino (AVP, Professional Practices PCS Finance at Valley Health System)

    Josie Bodino

    AVP, Professional Practices PCS Finance at Valley Health System

  • Donna Bonacorso (Chief Nursing Officer & Vice President for Patient Care at Community Medical Center RWJBH)

    Donna Bonacorso

    Chief Nursing Officer & Vice President for Patient Care at Community Medical Center RWJBH

  • Kathy Devine (Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive at Cooper University Health Care)

    Kathy Devine

    Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive at Cooper University Health Care

  • Susan Fulginiti (Per Diem Clinical Excellence Specialist at Jefferson Health - New Jersey)

    Susan Fulginiti

    Per Diem Clinical Excellence Specialist at Jefferson Health - New Jersey

  • Denise King (CNO at Matheny Medical and Educational Center)

    Denise King

    CNO at Matheny Medical and Educational Center

  • Kari Mastro (Director of Penn Medicine)

    Kari Mastro

    Director of Penn Medicine

    Kari A. Mastro PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN is the Director of Practice, Innovation and Research, Penn Medicine Princeton Health

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  • Deb Mican (Vice President Patient Care & Chief Nursing Officer at Capital Health)

    Deb Mican

    Vice President Patient Care & Chief Nursing Officer at Capital Health

    Deborah Mican, PhD, MHA, BSN, RN, CNOR

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    Shannon Patel

    AtlantiCare Health Services

  • Susan Weaver (Nurse Scientist at Hackensack Meridian Health)

    Susan Weaver

    Nurse Scientist at Hackensack Meridian Health

    Susan H. Weaver, PhD, RN, CRNI, NEA-BC

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Tickets

Admit One
Standard Price $110
Group of Three
Standard Price $300
Group of Four
Standard Price $400
Group of Five
Standard Price $500
ONL NJ Staff
Standard Price Complimentary

Venue

Forsgate Country Club

375 Forsgate Drive
Monroe Township, New Jersey

If you have any questions please contact Susan Cholewka

Contact Organizer

+1 7324217557

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