June 4, 2020

Dear Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, and Friends of the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden,

The Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden community condemns the violence against African Americans that most recently ended the lives of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor.

We are confronted by racism and discrimination in our clinical practice sites, our classrooms, our research settings, the policy realm, and our daily lives. We find ourselves witness to our colleagues and students who experience systemic institutionalized racism and discrimination.


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more women die in the U.S. from pregnancy-related complications than in any other developed country, and the U.S. is the only industrialized nation with a steadily rising maternal mortality rate.  Racial disparities in maternal mortality are staggering – black women are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes compared to white women.

Best Practices in Opioid Treatment and Management

On March 13, the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden welcomes Dr. Richard Jermyn, a professor with the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, who will present “Best Practices in Opioid Treatment and Management,” a lecture designed to educate healthcare providers across disciplines to better address gaps in training and education on addiction, and increase awareness about the lingering opioid epidemic in the United States.

Dr. Robert Atkins Honored for Advancing Health Care in New Jersey

Robert L. Atkins, PhD, RN, FAAN, an associate professor at the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, is one of thirteen New Jersey nurses who will receive an award from the Institute for Nursing (IFN), the foundation of New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA), for making extraordinary contributions to the nursing profession in New Jersey.

Honorees will be celebrated as 2019 Divas and Dons at the IFN Awards and Scholarship Gala on April 4, 2019.

Rutgers University‒Camden Nursing Students Learn While Teaching Preschool Children About Healthy Living

At any age, a nutritious diet and exercise are essential for good health.

Some Trenton preschool children are getting an early start to a life of healthy eating and physical activity thanks to lessons they are learning from Rutgers University‒Camden nursing school students.

Rutgers School of Nursing—Camden Associate Professor Patricia Suplee

The Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden congratulates Professor Patricia Suplee, PhD, RNC-OB, who will be honored at “Remarkable 31,” a reception recognizing members of the Rutgers University–Camden campus community who advance gender equality through scholarship, campus action, community and professional service, teaching, and creative work.