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.

Karina DeCasablanca

Meet Karina DeCasablanca, an undergraduate nursing student at the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden and Heritage Speaker of Spanish, who recently answered five questions asked by Lead with Languages, a national campaign aimed at making language proficiency a national priority.

Rutgers School of Nursing—Camden Associate Professor Bonnie Jerome D'Emilia

Having an annual physical exam and being screened for breast or cervical cancer gives women a chance to uncover potential health problems, but despite the availability of government-funded check-ups, many low-income and uninsured women don’t visit a doctor early enough to prevent serious health issues.

Two studies by Rutgers University‒Camden nursing professor Bonnie Jerome-D’Emilia reveal interesting information about the type and quality of care that low-income and uninsured breast cancer patients receive.

Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden Professor Janice M. Beitz

Janice Beitz, a professor at the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, has been named a fellow of the National Academies of Practice, an interprofessional, national organization that advises governmental bodies on health care delivery in the United States.

A resident of Cherry Hill, Beitz will be inducted as a fellow at the NAP annual meeting in Arlington, Va., on March 9.

Cinnaminson resident Christina Harrell is a first-year student in the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden traditional baccalaureate program and the first one of her siblings to go to college. Christina, who goes by Tina, is inspired to pursue a nursing major by her family members who share a proud legacy of providing patient care.

Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden Dean Donna Nickitas addresses students at the January 2019 Pinning Ceremony

The Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden celebrated sixty-three nursing students with a pinning ceremony on January 17. The ceremony marked a significant milestone, the successful completion of the students’ rigorous educational requirements that will enable them to sit for the state licensure examination and transition into professional nursing practice.