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.
Strengthening Rutgers University–Camden’s role as a regional leader in health care and the sciences, the 107,000-square-foot Nursing and Science Building, located at Fifth and Federal Sts. in Camden, has opened.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Sept. 25, officially dedicating the $62.5-million world-class teaching and research facility, which allows Rutgers–Camden to expand its ability to prepare a new generation of science and nursing leaders for New Jersey and the region.
At first glance, the similarities are unmistakable. Growing up three-fourths of a set of quadruplets, Casey, Kelly, and Rachel Murphy say they have gotten used to people recognizing them around their hometown of Swedesboro.
“Ever since we were young, even if people didn’t know us, they knew of us,” explains Rachel, who graduated from Kingsway High School with her quadruplet sisters in 2017.
But just as quickly, it’s easy to see what sets the sisters apart, and it’s their ability to work together as a team that has enabled each one to shine in their own unique way.
Edgewater Park resident Laura Tolver has been named a Tillman Scholar by the Pat Tillman Foundation. A student in the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program at Rutgers University–Camden, she is one of only five nursing students, and only 61 students overall, to earn this highly competitive scholarship.
At Rutgers School of Nursing—Camden we believe access to care is a basic right –not a privilege– and a person's zip code should not determine the quality of their health.
In Camden, residents’ health suffers from poverty, crime, unemployment, and limited economic resources. Camden has been dubbed the “poorest city in the nation” while it sits in New Jersey, the state with the second-highest median income in the nation ($64,918 based on the 2010 Census).