1915 -2003

A Unique Organization

The New Jersey League for Nursing is the only organization in New Jersey in which Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, those providing nursing care through the employment of nurses, and consumers of nursing care, meet on equal ground.

Support is derived from membership dues, special fundraising events, educational program fees, and contributions. The New Jersey League for Nursing is classified as a non-profit voluntary organization that may receive tax exempt donations.

The Board of Directors consists of fourteen elected members to govern the organization. These individuals represent nursing service, nursing education, home health, long-term nursing care, allied professional health groups and consumers in communities throughout the State of New Jersey.

The Beginning

Organized on October 23,1915 as the state affiliate of the National Organization for Public Health Nursing, the New Jersey headquarters was located in Newark for over 25 years.

In 1952, a vote by the members approved the corporation's name change and amended the purpose for which the organization was formed. Thus, the New Jersey League for Nursing was born with a new foster the development and improvement of nursing services and nursing education through the interaction of nurses, consumers, and a variety of health care providers. The New Jersey League for Nursing was to function as a constituency of the National League for Nursing, located in New York City. It is a non-profit organization that may receive tax deductible contributions.

With generous financial support from corporations, foundations, individual contributions, and special fundraising events, the New Jersey League for Nursing has awarded more than $150,000 in nursing scholarships since 1979. Scholarships are granted to those interested in pursuing a career in professional nursing or continuing their education for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree.

The New Jersey League for Nursing offers continuing education programs relative to current health care issues to provide a forum for improving nursing practice. We jointly host the annual NEW JERSEY NURSING CONVENTION with the New Jersey State Nurses Association. The nurses of New Jersey have shown their enthusiastic support of this endeavor through their overwhelming attendance. With over 800 participants and 100 exhibitors, it is truly a successful two-day event!

From the nursesí role as patient advocate, to the advances in nursing practice, to nurse entrepreneurs venturing out in their own businesses, nurses have proven to be cost-effective providers of health care.

We believe nurses will always be the life-blood of the health care system.

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