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Diversifying, Supporting and Developing the Nursing Workforce

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.
Download a Summary of How Johnson & Johnson Supports Nurses Today
  • Audience: Nurse Practitioners
    This year-long, hybrid learning entrepreneur development program provides working NPs with essential leadership and business skills to launch NP-led healthcare enterprises in primary and/or behavioral health services in limited resource settings.
  • Audience: Diverse nursing students and nurses
    As part of Our Race to Health Equity, Johnson & Johnson is partnering with different organizations to provide scholarships for nurses of color to increase representation in the nursing profession and improve health equity in diverse communities. Need-based scholarships for diverse undergraduate nursing students are funded by Johnson & Johnson through a partnership with the Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association (FNSNA). Learn more about applying for these scholarships and prior awardees here. For diverse nurses pursuing advanced degrees, Johnson & Johnson also provides scholarships through the Nurses Educational Funds (NEF). Learn more here.
  • Audience: Nurse executives, nurse leaders
    Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Institute
    The CNO Institute, a premier educational program supported by the Johnson & Johnson Foundation, helps emerging nurse executives build and strengthen leadership skills through a highly interactive, 3-day intensive session. Participants gain insights, advice and strategies to implement in their health systems, and the opportunity to build their network. Contact to learn more.
  • Audience: Prospective nurses, nurses
    Johnson & Johnson supported the creation of an interactive nursing career guide which provides information on courses to take to help prepare for nursing school, different pathways into the profession, and information on nursing specialties. Download and share the nursing career e-book and find additional resources on becoming a nurse here. In addition, J&J created a series of videos called “The Future of Nursing is Me” which seeks to spark interest in the nursing profession especially among diverse, prospective nursing students. Watch and share the “Future of Nursing is Me” inspiring stories on Tik Tok and here.
  • Audience: All nurses
    If you are looking to stay current on the latest practices, the Johnson & Johnson Institute is pleased to offer free, continuing education courses for nurses on Nurse education content is located under the Library tab.
  • Audience: All nurses offers information on career paths, scholarships, nursing specialties, and thousands of schools offering nursing degrees, as well as unique programs and innovation resources, along with hundreds of inspirational stories of novel nurse-led solutions transforming healthcare.
Our Commitment to Nurses
In addition to working to improve diversity in nursing and strengthen readiness to practice, learn more about Johnson & Johnson's other nursing focus areas here:
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Elevate and champion nurses’ impact, and educate healthcare thought leaders on the barriers that need to be addressed to help unleash the value of the profession.
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Convene health system leaders to address foundational issues, share best practices and pilot new approaches in the workplace, and provide resources to further strengthen nurse leadership and clinical skill development, and support mental health and well-being.
Johnson & Johnson is committed to providing mental health and well-being resources to help nurses better care for themselves so they can care for others.