MSN, RN, APN, WHNP
It is truly an honor and a privilege to be President of an organization that has served and supported the nurses of New Jersey for over 100 years.
As an organization, we must continue to be as dynamic as our membership of New Jersey’s best nurses.
In addition, our organization must prepare for positive change within, to continue to assist in shaping nursing education. We have been hard at
work re-organizing and re-structuring to remain current and to be prepared for the future. Therefore, my Presidency is a time of positive change
and growth for the organization, so that we may offer a healthy, fiscally responsible contribution to nurses and their education.
We have hit some wonderful milestones in 2017 that we all should be very proud of as an Organization. It began with our successful 2017 Convention
in Atlantic City with over 500+ Attendees, 37 Exhibitors and many wonderful presenters both in breakout sessions and posters, covering many diverse
topics. We also introduced at this Convention a new agenda format that streamlined and maximized our attendees time while at Convention, which was
met with high marks. We will once again be using this program format for our 2018 Convention, be sure to explore what we have to offer for this year’s
event, it will be one you won’t want to miss!
We held our very popular Practical Nurse Educators Day in April, with over 300 attendees, and awarded 11 scholarships at this event. This program
focuses on the “Journey Into Practice – Taking The Next Steps”, and will once again be offered in 2018, and we anticipate another sold-out crowd.
As an Organization we also wanted to offer networking and social fundraising events, and we introduced our first event of the year in June with our
ALEX AND ANI Charmed by Charity event where we raised funds for our educational and scholarship programs. We conducted a second holiday shopping
fundraiser event in December. We are honored to partner with a company who shares in the same interest of giving back, and allows us a place to gather
for a little fun.
Last, but not least, our 2017 Nurse Recognition Awards Gala was held on November 3, at the Pines Manor where we celebrated 11 deserving nurses, and
awarded 7 nursing scholarships. We also proudly awarded our first annual IMPACT Award to Laerdal. It was truly a wonderful evening of celebration,
where the stars were shining bright. If you haven’t already, be sure to check-out the picture gallery to see the fun that was had that evening,
and the many great memories that were made.
I am excited as we look to 2018 and plan for our upcoming annual Convention. This year’s theme “Multiple Roles of the New Jersey Nurse: Facing Today’s
Challenges Together” is meant to stimulate good conversations and learnings around what is impacting you, the New Jersey nurse. If you have attended
our Convention in the past and are a loyalist, we thank you. If you have not taken advantage of this learning event, please be sure to explore this
fantastic opportunity. You receive valuable CE’s, but also it is a great way to connect and network with your colleagues, and learn from the leaders
in the world of nursing and health care. Also, we have a lot of activities that make the time at Convention interesting and informative, and we also
have some fun along the way while you are learning. I encourage you to take advantage of this event and plan to attend the 2018 NJLN Convention, we
hope to see you in March!
Donna L. Murray, JFK Muhlenberg School of Nursing Administrator, Elected President of New Jersey League of Nursing
by Christina Morgan | Jun 7, 2016 | New Jersey, News |
Donna L. Murray who currently serves as the assistant director of Admissions and Recruitment at the JFK Muhlenberg School of Nursing in Plainfield, NJ has been elected President of the New Jersey League of Nursing (NJLN) for the 2016-2018 term.