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In a simulation suite in the new Nursing and Science building, students in a Rutgers School of Nursing‒Camden class are learning to work with patients and help prevent suicides.

Using standardized patients, trained actors play the role of someone who may be at risk of taking their own life.

Rahshida Atkins

For mothers suffering from depression and living in poverty, getting help is no easy matter. “A lot of them have no way of dealing with mental and emotional problems,” said Rahshida Atkins, an assistant professor in the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden.

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Robin Cogan is passionate about making gun violence a vital public health issue.

In 1949, Robin’s father Charles Cohen, who was 12 years old at the time, survived the Howard Unruh shooting in Camden, N.J., by hiding in a closet while the gunman murdered his parents and grandmother. Recognized as the nation’s first mass murder, Unruh killed 13 people using a 9mm handgun he bought in a store. Fast-forward to February 14, 2018 when Robin’s niece, Carly Novell, hid in a closet with her classmates to survive the shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Serena Natal, DNP 2017, Opioid Research

When Serena Natal saw how the opioid epidemic was devastating individuals and families in recent years, she knew she had to take action – and, in some situations, resort to using life-saving measures.

Support Rutgers School of Nursing Camden at ENRS 2018

The Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden dean-designee and invited faculty and students will represent the school with distinction at the Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) 2018 Scientific Sessions held April 11-13 in Newark, N.J.  The conference, “Celebrating 30 Years of Nursing Science: Building a Legacy of Innovation, Dissemination, and Translation,” features an opening keynote by renowned nurse leader Susan B.

Donna M. Nickitas

The appointment of Donna Nickitas, a noted health policy scholar and nursing educator, as the dean of the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden is announced by Phoebe Haddon, chancellor of Rutgers University–Camden.

The appointment becomes effective on July 1.  As dean, Nickitas will lead the growth of the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, which was approved by the Rutgers Board of Governors on June 14, 2011.

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