For healthcare to work, it takes nurses.
That’s why Johnson & Johnson is proud to Advocate for, Elevate, and Empower Nurses for over 125 years.
To attract and strengthen an innovative, thriving, and diverse nursing workforce, empowered to advance health equity and transform healthcare.
The Extraordinary Impact of Nursing
In celebration of National Nurses Month and International Nurses Day on May 12, watch this video from our Chairman and CEO Joaquin Duato, highlighting the power of the profession to transform healthcare.
Nursing and the Power of Community Care
With a deep understanding of the Black community, Julius Johnson, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, is meeting patients where they are – like barbershops, dance clubs, sports fields, and churches – to improving outcomes and health equity. Hear more from Dr. Johnson’s conversation with Vanessa Broadhurst, as they discuss why it’s important to meet patients where they are – like barbershop, dance clubs, sports fields, and churches.
Watch our special TODAY show segments featuring Nurse Innovators
- Watch a special TODAY show segment featuring Molly Pratt, a former cancer patient inspired by her oncology nurses to pursue the profession.
In this special segment of the TODAY show, meet Molly Pratt. Diagnosed with cancer at 16 years old, Molly formed a close bond with the oncology nurses who cared for her. Inspired by their skills and expertise to pursue a career in nursing, Molly graduated from the nursing program at Saginaw Valley State University in December 2022 and is on her way to becoming a pediatric oncology nurse. Johnson & Johnson is proud to sponsor this segment and support the nurses of today and tomorrow.
- Watch a special TODAY show segment featuring nurse innovator Bre Loughlin, MS, RN
This segment features nurse innovator, Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge awardee and co-founder of Nurse Disrupted Bre Loughlin, as she shares her story on how she is improving health equity by bringing healthcare out of the hospital and meeting patients where they are. Johnson & Johnson is proud to sponsor this segment and to continue to shine a light on the incredible impact of nurses.
- Watch a special TODAY show segment featuring nurse innovator Ebony Marcelle, CNM, MS, FACNM
Featuring former Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Fellow Ebony Marcelle, this segment highlights Ebony’s mission to improve outcomes for Black mothers in her community and beyond. As the Director of Midwifery at Community of Hope in Washington, D.C., she is a passionate, innovative leader improving access and equity. Johnson & Johnson is proud to sponsor this segment and share the stories of incredible nurses like Ebony.
- Watch a special TODAY show segment featuring Lydel Wright, MSN, BSN, RN, NEA-BC and the graduating class of students from Montclair State University School of Nursing
This special segment of the TODAY show in honor of National Nurses Month features Lydel Wright, a Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Fellow, who speaks with Al Roker to honor and welcome the 2022 graduating class of students from Montclair State University School of Nursing. Johnson & Johnson is proud to sponsor this segment and support the nursing workforce of the future.
We are proud to partner with the Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association (FNSNA) to provide scholarships to increase representation in the nursing profession and improve health equity.
Continuing Education Credits
Through our partners and educational grants provided to independent, accredited continuing education (CE) providers, Johnson & Johnson is making resources available to nurses to focused on key areas.
- Our HistoryOur Commitment to supporting nurses dates back to the 1890s. To learn more about our heritage of support for nursing visit Our StoryOur History
- 1897In 1897, a Johnson & Johnson nurse, Elizabeth Washam, helped lead the first-ever large scale manufacturing of sterile surgical dressings
Throughout history, nurses have played an outsized role in interacting with patients, with critical roles in prevention, education, treatment, and recovery. Learn more here1897
- 1908J&J Scientific Director Fred Kilmer supports the establishment of the new St. Peter’s Hospital Nursing School in New Brunswick, NJ
Fred Kilmer, Johnson & Johnson Scientific Director from 1889-1934, helped support the nursing school at St. Peter’s Hospital in the company’s hometown of New Brunswick, funding the purchase of books, classroom materials, and more after the school was founded in 1908. Learn more here1908
- 1930J&J launches Print Ad campaign in support of nursing1930
- 1943In 1943, we included nurses in the first line of Our Credo
Our responsibility to nurses at Johnson & Johnson is called out in the first paragraph of Our Credo, the 1943 document that sets out the values that guide our Company. Learn more here1943
- 1953J&J created an annual nursing scholarship to address a shortage of nurses in the U.S.1953
- Late 20th CenturyJohnson & Johnson Wharton School Fellows Program for Nurse Executives at the University of Pennsylvania
Nursing executives learn the skills for effective management and implementation of strategic and tactical plans with this program offered through the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Learn more hereLate 20th Century
- 2002In 2002, a shortage of 500,000 nurses in the US loomed, so we launched the Campaign for Nursing’s Future to help turn things around.
Launched in 2002, the Campaign for Nursing’s Future sought to inspire more people to enter and stay in the profession. Learn more here2002
- 2014Launched Tomodachi J&J Disaster Nurse Training Program
The lifesaving Tomodachi J&J Disaster Nursing Training Program was inspired following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March 2011. Learn more here2014
- 2018In 2018, we launched a QuickFire Challenge Series to support nurse-led innovation
Launched in 2002, the Campaign for Nursing’s Future sought to inspire more people to enter and stay in the profession. Learn more here2018
- 2020In 2020, we hosted our first-ever virtual hackathon to help nurses develop technological solutions to COVID-19 healthcare challenges and multiple initiatives to elevate the nursing profession.
Our NurseHack4Health hackathons continue today and provide a unique experience for nurses to flex their innovation muscles. Learn more here2020
- TODAYJ&J Nursing: Proudly Advocating for, Elevating and Empowering All Nurses to Drive Transformative Health Change
Johnson & Johnson is committed to elevating and empowering all nurses to drive transformative healthcare change. Learn moreTODAY