Nina Vaid Raoji, APN, MSN, RN, is the former Program Coordinator for the New Jersey Nursing Initiative, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the current Communications Lead and Committee Member of the New Jersey Action Coalition, a program of RWJF and AARP. She is a co-founder of the Nurse Commander campaign to highlight and elevate the role of nursing in our health care landscape. She is passionate about nurses becoming leaders and having the skillset to succeed in a leadership role.

Nina works with the NJAC to match volunteer nursing to projects in their communities. The goal is to have nurses see themselves as leaders and for organizations to realize the value that nurses bring to the table outside of their clinical skills. Her work at NJNI focused on getting baccalaureate level nursing programs to incorporate concepts of population health into their curricula. Raoji also worked on developing online Nursing Development Modules, a 22 set webinar series, for nursing faculty to enhance their skill-sets around population health and hot topics in today’s health care landscape. She also developed a Population Health Institute in NJ for nursing faculty. 

Nina received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Seton Hall University’s accelerated program. She also completed a Bachelors degree in Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Yale University’s School of Nursing. She has worked as a registered nurse, an advanced practice nurse, and a clinical coordinator in settings including a pediatric intensive care unit, a pediatric emergency department, and a pediatric developmental and behavioral clinic at large university hospitals. Nina is also the author of Raising Baby: A Pocket Guide to Baby’s 1st Year that supports new parents and caregivers and has sold over 300 copies to date. She currently resides in New Jersey with her husband, three girls and puppy.

Nina is committed to expanding the leadership skillset of nurses moving into the healthcare landscape and is currently developing training around these critical leadership skillsets during her doctoral work.