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, we have 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

Clinical Partners

Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden's robust cohort of over 125 clinical partners include many traditional settings and opportunities to serve vulnerable communities through 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.

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 curriculum offers a platform for students to gain experience providing interdisciplinary, team-based care to local, underserved communities.

Global Study

Our school’s study abroad agenda includes service learning and scholar exchange programs in countries around the world designed to inspire, inform, and equip nursing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become global citizens and health care providers.

Service Learning

Bolivia | Health and Healing in Bolivia

Brazil | Health and Healthcare in the Brazilian Amazon

England and Ireland | History of Women in Healthcare

Haiti and Jamaica | Community Health and Clinical Immersion

Hungary | Health and Healing in the European Union

Guatemala | Health and Healing in Guatemala: A Service Learning Journey

South Africa | Health and Healing in South Africa

Scholar Exchange Programs

Semmelweis University – Budapest, Hungary

University of Havana – Havana, Cuba