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Working to Diversify the Nursing Workforce and Strengthening Readiness to Practice

The nursing workforce is approximately 90% female and 81% Caucasian, as reported in The 2020 National Nursing Workforce Survey. We believe that people in the nursing profession should mirror the communities they care for as one way to improve access to quality care and patient outcomes. We also know that over 45% of RNs leave their jobs within the first two years of practice, signaling challenges with readiness to practice. Here is how we are working to diversify the nursing workforce and strengthen readiness to practice. 

We are also working to better prepare new nurses for clinical practice through academic-clinical partnerships, diversified clinical experiences, and clinical skill development. Find out how we are working to improve representation in the nursing workforce and strengthen its readiness to practice with these resources.
  • Our Race to Health Equity
    As part of Our Race to Health Equity initiative, Johnson & Johnson has committed $100 million over the next 5 years, aspiring to help eradicate racial and social injustice as a public health threat.
  • Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Academy
    Johnson & Johnson is proud to be one of the leading sponsors of the CNO Academy—a 3-day, interactive virtual session for nurse executives. Participants receive insight, advice, and proven strategies and tools that they can implement in their health systems. As part of Our Race to Health Equity and to help close the representation gap in nursing leadership, funding from Johnson & Johnson helps CNOs from diverse backgrounds be able to attend. Contact Michelle.Bowdich@AMNHealthcare.com to learn more.
  • Foundation of National Student Nurses’ Association Diversity Scholarships
    Our Race to Health Equity has also led Johnson & Johnson, along with BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages to partner with the Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association (FNSNA) and fund need-based scholarships for diverse nursing students across the country. Learn more here and here.
  • National Black Nurses Association Diversity Scholarships
    The BAND-AID® Brand has also established a multiyear commitment with the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) to provide need-based scholarships for Black nursing students to increase representation in the nursing field and help achieve health equity in diverse communities.
  • The Future of Nursing is Me
    This video series seeks to inspire and drive interest in the nursing profession among diverse students. Nursing students share their stories about their paths to nursing, including what drew them to the profession as well as the opportunities and challenges they have faced.
  • JnJInstitute.com: Offering Online Continuing Education for Nurses
    Whether you’re looking to stay current on the latest practices or maintain a license or certification requirement, the Johnson & Johnson Institute is pleased to offer both lecture-based and online continuing education courses for nurses. Online courses are offered at no charge on JnJInstitute.com. Additional nurse education content is available under the On-demand Learning tab of JnJInstitute.com.
  • Nursing.JnJ.com Resource Hub
    This website provides resources, information, and inspiration for nurses, nursing students, and people considering a career in nursing. Get inspired by stories of nurse-led innovation, tap into practical resources to learn how to bring ideas to life, find scholarships and information on nursing specialties, plus much more.
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