At A Glance

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Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden became the fourth designated school at Rutgers University–Camden in 2011, but our tradition of excellence in nursing education extends to 1972 when the Rutgers University–Camden Department of Nursing was first established. For more than 45 years, we have prepared world-class nurses right here in the heart of southern New Jersey – educating health care providers, scholars, and leaders who advance change and promote well-being across the homes, hospitals, and communities they serve.

Basic Facts

  • Approximately 900 enrolled undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Founding Dean: Joanne Robinson, PhD, RN, FAAN.

  • Faculty: 33 full-time professors and more than 200 part-time lecturers.

  • Nursing and Science Building opens Spring 2017 with 100,000 square feet of innovative learning space.

  • Progressive education focused on population health emphasizes interprofessional learning and team care.

  • Clinical simulation in all nursing courses featuring ‘high-tech, high-touch’ technologies.

  • Cohort of more than 125 clinical partners with an emphasis on underserved communities.

  • Bridging the Gap offers access to a nursing education for financially qualified students and their families.

  • Purple-Heart campus supports veterans and offers pipeline programs for paraprofessionals.

  • Affordable study abroad provides hands-on service learning and scholarly exchange.

  • Engaged civic learning immerses students in communities across Camden, the region, and the world.

  • Honors College and Leadership Institute promotes academic achievement, mentorship, and networking.

  • Class of 2017: 43% of our baccalaureates held GPAs that allowed them to graduate with honors.

  • 2,500 nursing alumni.

Student Profile (2015-2016)

  • Undergraduate: 91%

    • 53% Bridging the Gap first-year students (2016)

    • 46% transfer students

    • 47% diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds

    • 21% male students

  • Graduate: 9%

    • 51% enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program

      • 39% are veteran registered nurses (RNs)
      • 30% are entry-level RNs
      • 31% are master's prepared nurse practitioners (NPs)

Faculty Profile (2015-2016)

  • 94% hold doctoral degrees

  • 13% national academy members (American Academy of Nursing; NLN Academy of Nurse Educators)

  • 13% male

  • 13% diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds

  • Majority of clinical teaching workforce employed full-time in a health care setting

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate and Professional Programs

Plus, early entry into the DNP program from all of the school’s baccalaureate programs!

Clinical Partners

Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden has built relationships with over 125 clinical partners including: State, County, and City health departments; public school districts; hospital systems; hospice care; rehabilitative centers; YMCAs; CYOs; places of worship; food pantries; and homeless shelters. Students across all levels of scholarship gain hands-on experiences in both traditional and non-traditional clinical settings, with an emphasis on underserved communities.

Engaged Civic Learning

Through engaged civic learning, nursing students translate theories learned in the classroom, develop critical thinking, and practice their voices as professional nurses and health care providers. Our civic learning platform encourages students to become advocates for vulnerable patients and underserved communities while they gain experience with delivering patient-centered, team-based care.

Global Learning

Our school’s study abroad agenda includes service learning and scholar exchange programs in countries around the world designed to inspire, inform, and equip nursing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become global citizens and health care providers.

Service Learning

Bolivia | Health and Healing in Bolivia

Brazil | Health and Healthcare in the Brazilian Amazon

England and Ireland | History of Women in Healthcare

Haiti and Jamaica | Community Health and Clinical Immersion

Hungary | Health and Healing in the European Union

Guatemala | Health and Healing in Guatemala: A Service Learning Journey

South Africa | Health and Healing in South Africa

Scholar Exchange Programs

Semmelweis University – Budapest, Hungary

University of Havana – Havana, Cuba