The following is the New Jersey Nursing Initiative (NJNI) weekly news roundup, highlighting nursing and health care stories from around the state.

N.J. League for Nursing celebrates annual convention (
At the 2014 New Jersey League for Nursing convention in Atlantic City, approximately 800 nurses and nursing students networked, connected with exhibitors and poster presenters, and attended continuing education sessions. The sessions covered clinical, academic, student, and professional issues. Among the topics were the power of forgiveness, music intervention in the periop setting, probiotics, organ and tissue donation, international service learning, and engagement.

Nurses union fears lockout at Christ Hospital in Jersey City (The Jersey Journal)
The union that represents hundreds of nurses at Christ Hospital in Jersey City says the hospital’s owners are threatening to lock them out if the workers don’t agree to certain bargaining demands by June 15. One of the demands, according to the nurses union, is for staff to agree to work at any of the three Hudson County hospitals owned by CarePoint Health, not just at Christ Hospital. Health Professionals and Allied Employees, the union that represents more than 1,110 workers at Christ Hospital and Bayonne Medical Center, said the alleged lockout threat is unprecedented.