About Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden

Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden is rapidly emerging as an important leader in nursing education, research, and the expert delivery of health care across southern New Jersey, the Delaware Valley, and beyond. We became the fourth designated school at Rutgers University–Camden in 2011, but our tradition of excellence in nursing education extends to 1972 when the Rutgers University–Camden Department of Nursing was first established. For more than 45 years, Rutgers–Camden has prepared world-class nurses right here in the heart of southern New Jersey – educating health care providers, scholars, and leaders who advance change and promote well-being across the homes, hospitals, and communities they serve.

Come learn with us – our growth is extraordinary and our future is bright!

Our disruptive learning community

We inspire students to explore, re-imagine, and disrupt nursing stereotypes – to understand the full scope of nursing practice and to pursue the unlimited opportunities they have to make a difference. As members of Rutgers University, our students enjoy all the benefits of a world-class academic experience in a tight-knit, friendly campus that offers individualized support a competitive tuition rate. Our faculty are dedicated mentors who encourage students to reach –and surpass with success– their academic and career goals.

Access to nursing education and support for veterans

Access to a nursing education is now within reach of qualified New Jersey students through Rutgers University–Camden's Bridging the Gap tuition program. This program eases the burden of student debt loads, helps build a diverse nurse workforce, and supports health equity for underserved communities. In addition, Rutgers–Camden is committed to providing a supportive environment for veteran students, and has taken several successful measures to help these students make a smooth transition from the military to academic life.

Flexible academic programs

Whether you are new to the nursing profession or seeking to advance your career, the School of Nursing—Camden offers fully accredited undergraduate, graduate, and professional academic programs, including a convenient, online RN-to-BS in Nursing option. Students across all levels of scholarship build knowledge and gain skills through a rigorous liberal arts education that combines hands-on clinical experiences, participation in research opportunities, and service learning at home and around the globe.

Social justice and civic engagement

We believe access to care is a basic right –not a privilege– and a person's zip code should not determine the quality of their health. Social justice is the fundamental theme that informs our school's strategic direction and a core value that aligns with Rutgers–Camden's commitment to civic engagement – connecting campus resources with the needs of people in communities. Our faculty, students, and staff immerse themselves in the community while contributing to a campus-wide climate of cross-disciplinary collaboration and research that promotes health care at home and all over the world.

Research that drives innovation

Nurses have a storied history as champions who advocate for the well-being of people in need. Our award-winning faculty researchers investigate topics within a framework of social justice, health promotion, and population health. These dedicated teacher-scholars translate findings into advanced nursing practice, bring their expertise into classrooms and communities, and are innovators who transform nursing knowledge into ideas that make an impact.

Nursing and Science Building

A major step in the School of Nursing–Camden's journey includes the Rutgers–Camden Nursing and Science Building at 530 Federal Street. Our new home in the 100,000-square-foot research and teaching facility offers greatly expanded classroom and lab capacity; features state-of-the-art clinical simulation labs for “high-tech, high-touch” instruction; includes a case-study room designed for an interactive approach to learning; and provides “Scale-Up Discovery” classrooms created for team learning.


Let our Office of Nursing Student Success help you explore how our academic programs can best fit your scholarly plans and career goals.