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Our Commitment
Nurses are the backbone of our healthcare system. Every day, nurses bring innovation, knowledge and resourcefulness to profoundly change health outcomes around the world.
At Johnson & Johnson, we’re committed to advocating for and empowering nurses globally as critical drivers of better health outcomes.
Johnson & Johnson has supported the nursing profession for over 120 years because we believe nurses are uniquely positioned to change the global trajectory of health for humanity. Nurses are featured in the first line of Our Credo, which was written in 1943.

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Johnson & Johnson Nursing Today
Together with our partners, Johnson & Johnson is proud to shine a spotlight on nurses and their impact, and directly empower their work, because we believe they have always been catalysts to transforming human health.
We invested in creative advertising that broadens public awareness and celebrates nurse innovation throughout history.
We host the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge series, inviting nurses worldwide to develop and share their ideas with the potential to change human health. The nurse innovators with the best ideas will receive up to $100,000 in grant funding and access to mentoring and coaching from experts across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies to help bring their ideas to life.
We developed this site, a premier online destination for nurses and prospective nurses.
We regularly publish Johnson & Johnson “Notes on Nursing,” an e-digest of nurse-led innovation stories and industry news.
Our Commitment to Advocating for and Empowering Nurses
In 2002, a crisis loomed—by 2020, a projected shortage of 500,000 nurses in the US. Johnson & Johnson launched the Campaign for Nursing’s Future to champion the profession to inspire more people to pursue and maintain their careers in nursing. With scholarships, partnerships, media and online resources, we helped turn things around. The nursing workforce has grown by over a million, with projected growth of another million by 2030*. Nursing is now one of the fastest growing professions in the country and Johnson & Johnson is proud to be widely recognized as an advocate for the nursing profession.
* Buerhaus, Nursing Economics: Needleman, J., Buerhaus, P., Mattke, S., Stewart, M., Zelevinsky, K., Nurse staffing and quality of care in hospitals in the United States, The New England Journal of Medicine May 30, 2002;346(22):1715-1722.[Designated AHRQ Patient Safety Classic]

Partnering with a Purpose

Collaboration is at the heart of our support for nurses.

  • To inspire more people to join the profession with scholarships and innovative loan programs, our partners include the Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery, The Wharton School and the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • To support skills development through continuing nursing education and in-service education, we partner with resources from the Johnson & Johnson Institute, the Texas Nurses Association and Texas Organization of Nurse Executives, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and, powered by Relias.
  • To develop nurse leadership and support professional advancement, we partner with nursing and academic organizations including the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, and Duke University.
  • To strengthen resiliency among healthcare professionals, we provide resources from Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions, J&J Human Performance Institute, and the Janssen Strategic Customer Group; together, they provide technology solutions, workshops, consultations, and appearances at events like the American Organization for Nursing Leadership Annual Meeting.
  • To champion nurse-led innovation, we launched the Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Platform, which is comprised of three programs that work together to advance nurse-led innovation, focusing on skills building trainings, leadership development and innovation development for nurses at every stage of their careers.
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