At Johnson & Johnson, we’re committed to advocating for and empowering nurses as critical drivers of better health outcomes.
Johnson & Johnson Nursing Today
Giving nurses support and recognition is one of the most effective ways of empowering them as critical change-makers who are improving health for everyone, everywhere.
We invested in creative advertising that broadens public awareness and celebrates nurse innovation throughout history.
We host the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge, inviting nurses worldwide to develop and share their novel ideas with the potential to change human health.
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 news and nurse innovation stories.
Where it began. And what we’ve accomplished.
In 2002, a crisis loomed—by 2020, a projected shortage of 500,000 nurses in the US. So Johnson & Johnson launched the Campaign for Nursing to advocate for the nursing profession and inspire more people to pursue this rewarding career. With scholarships, partnerships, media, and online resources, we’ve helped turn things around. The nursing workforce has grown by over a million, with projected growth of another million by 2030*. And nursing is now one of the fastest growing professions in the country.
* 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 help young people join the profession via scholarships and innovative loan programs, our partners include the Aga Khan Development Network, the UPenn School of Nursing/Wharton School, and the Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association.
To improve clinical skills through Continuing Nursing Education and in-service education, we partner with resources from J&J Medical Device, Pharmaceutical and Consumer businesses, and Nurse.com OnCourse Learning.
To support professional advancement, we work with organizations like the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
To strengthen leadership and management skills, we partner with nursing and academic orgs including Sigma Theta Tau International, the National League for Nursing, and Duke University.
To fight burnout and stress among healthcare professionals, resources include Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions, the 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 of Nurse Executives Annual Meeting.
A rich and growing array of resources for students, and people who just want to support nurses and their life-changing work.
The Johnson & Johnson Institute harnesses the size, reach, collective resources and passion of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies to support the professional growth of those who care for others. Today, the Johnson & Johnson Institute has 24 centers on five continents. Through worldwide locations and online courses, the Institute hosts more than 125,000 health care professionals globally each year with educational options that suit every learning preference and schedule across multiple specialties and hundreds of procedures.
Donate a Photo
This free mobile app from Johnson & Johnson lets you raise money and awareness for causes you care about, just by sharing a photo on social. The app’s many causes include nursing scholarships through the Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association. Get the app here .