RWJBH’s Institute for Nursing Excellence sets new standard for nurse education, professional development

New facilities open at Eisenhower in Livingston and Squier Hall in Oceanport

RWJBarnabas Health’s Institute for Nursing Excellence is elevating education and professional development for its nurses. Through hands-on training, utilization of artificial intelligence and active simulations, RWJBarnabas Health nurses now have access to two state-of-the-art training facilities focused on supporting them in the nursing journey.

The newly opened Eisenhower facility in Livingston, and Squier Hall at Fort Monmouth in Oceanport, also serve as headquarters for the Center for Professional Development, Innovation and Research. These facilities are strategically located to accommodate the entire system throughout the state and, in addition to boundless educational and training opportunities, they are also being used by several crossfunctional teams.

The Institute for Nursing Excellence offers a wide range of educational programs and training led by experienced nurse educators that are designed to support nurses at all levels by providing opportunities to grow, develop new skills and reach their full potential.

“I truly believe RWJBarnabas Health nurses and the outstanding care they provide every day sets our health system apart from others and is a reason why our patients continue to choose us to be their partners in health,” Mark Manigan, RWJBarnabas Health CEO and president, said. “I am proud of the extraordinary team of world-class physicians and world-class nurses, and I will add there is no better place to be a nurse leader, a nurse or a nurse educator than this health system.”

The two facilities offer large, spacious classrooms and high-tech simulation labs that host regional orientation programs for newly hired nurses, as well as specialty courses and other educational opportunities to the RWJBarnabas Health nursing workforce to help them expand their knowledge and improve their practice, which translates into better, more streamlined care for patients.

The institute’s role is also to ensure RWJBarnabas Health nurses are providing care that reflects the latest industry best practices as the nursing profession, like many industries, is constantly evolving with new innovations and research.