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.
The Rutgers School of Nursing—Camden was acknowledged for its support of military employees by the New Jersey Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) at its recent annual awards ceremony in Hamilton, N.J. The ESGR is a Department of Defense program that seeks to foster a culture in which all employers value the military service of employee members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States.
During National Nurses Week, May 6-12, scholars from Semmelweis University visited Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden to renew a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the two universities last September 2015 at Semmelweis— Hungary’s oldest medical school and one of Europe’s leading centers of health sciences —and to continue building a framework for collaboration.
1st Lt. Jennifer Wain is currently a junior nursing student at the university and works in the Veterans Services Office on campus as the vice president of Student Veterans. With a prior degree in biology, she has always found research enthralling, and it is what continues to drive her passion for nursing today.