At A Glance

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Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden 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.

Basic Facts

Student Profile (2015-2016)

  • Undergraduate: 91%

    • 53% Bridging the Gap first-year students (2016)

    • 46% transfer students

    • 47% diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds

    • 21% male students

  • Graduate: 9%

    • 51% enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program

      • 39% are veteran registered nurses (RNs)
      • 30% are entry-level RNs
      • 31% are master's prepared nurse practitioners (NPs)

Faculty Profile (2015-2016)

  • 94% hold doctoral degrees

  • 13% national academy members (American Academy of Nursing; NLN Academy of Nurse Educators)

  • 13% male

  • 13% diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds

  • Majority of clinical teaching workforce employed full-time in a health care setting

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate and Professional Programs

Plus, early entry into the DNP program from all of the school’s baccalaureate programs!

Research

Scholars engage in evidence-based research that leverages cross-disciplinary expertise within a shared framework of social justice and health equity. Our faculty researchers explore topics such as poverty and vulnerable communities; health promotion, prevention, and literacy; access to care; community-based research; and social determinants of health – to name a few. These dedicated researchers translate findings into advanced nursing practice, catalyze health care innovation, and promote well-being.

Clinical Partners

Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden has built relationships with over 125 clinical partners including: State, County, and City health departments; public school districts; hospital systems; hospice care; rehabilitative centers; YMCAs; CYOs; places of worship; food pantries; and homeless shelters. Students across all levels of scholarship gain hands-on experiences in both traditional and non-traditional clinical settings, with an emphasis on underserved communities.

Simulation and Basic Clinical Competencies Labs

Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden students across all levels of scholarship receive “hands-on” instruction via two vital learning labs – the Simulation Lab and the Basic Clinical Competencies Lab.  Together, these labs comprise 9,160 square feet that provide students with realistic hospital, outpatient, and home care settings to refine their skills and develop “muscle memory” in a variety of safe, but challenging environments. The Simulation and Basic Clinical Competencies Labs facilitate small group, team care, interprofessional, and individual learning opportunities.

The Basic Clinical Competencies Lab offers students experiential learning with such clinical competencies as patient care in the hospital (transporting, bathing, shaving, and bed set-up), patient assessment (mental health, blood pressure), personal protective equipment, and health assessment scenarios with standardized patients (with actors portraying real patients).

Our state-of-the art Simulation Lab features high-fidelity "3G" simulation manikins that can bleed, blink their eyes, and convulse; an advanced Pyxis Med Station System stores/tracks pharmaceuticals and requires thumb-print identification to access; and video capture that allows students and faculty to deconstruct decision-making processes together. The lab offers students exposure to unusual situations and patient populations not readily encountered during clinical rotations in the field.

Engaged Civic Learning

Through engaged civic learning, nursing students translate theories learned in the classroom, develop critical thinking, and practice their voices as professional nurses and health care providers. Our civic learning platform encourages students to become advocates for vulnerable patients and underserved communities while they gain experience with delivering patient-centered, team-based care.

Global Learning

Our school’s global learning agenda includes service learning and scholar exchange programs designed to inspire, inform, and equip nursing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become global citizens and health care providers. In addition, the School of Nursing–Camden is enhancing opportunities for health care providers to advance health equity for underserved Latino and immigrant communities. Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s International and Foreign Language (IFLE) office, the School is expanding its Learning Abroad programs in Spanish-speaking countries and enrollment in Spanish for Healthcare Professionals courses through cross-disciplinary partnerships on campus and at local community colleges.

2018 Learning Abroad Programs
Scholar Exchange Programs