NWESC Commission


Nursing Workplace Environment & Staffing Council Commission

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Vision Statement - New Jersey nurses will be recognized as the leaders in creating and sustaining a healthy work environment for its workforce through an overarching formal structure and process that supports collaborative learning and practice.

Mission Statement - 

To engage nurses in promoting and sustaining a healthy workforce and environment.

Scope and Boundaries

  1. All acute care hospitals in NJ

  2. Provide oversight and guidance to all cohort hospitals

  3. Influence legislators and key stakeholders


  1. Recruit additional hospitals

  2. Disseminate and engage internally within ONL NJ and NWESC hospitals and externally with lawmakers and academic partners

  3. Sustain through the toolkit, educational modules for ongoing education and new education for the existing and new cohort


Shannon Patel, DNP, APN-C, NEA-BC, CPHQ


Donna Bonacorso, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President for Patient Care, Community Medical Center, RWJBarnabas Health

Meeting Schedule - 

  • March 5, 2024
  • June 4, 2024
  • September 10, 2024
  • December 10, 2024
  • Time - 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Contact Susan Cholewka, executive director, scholewka@onlnj.org