A Message from Dean Joanne Robinson

Joanne-Robinson, PhD, RN, FAAN
Welcome to the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden!

We are a vibrant and supportive learning community of nursing professors, scientists, clinicians, dedicated students, and proud alumni who share a common goal: the advancement of high quality health and well-being for the people of southern New Jersey, the nation, and around the world.

Our dynamic undergraduate programs integrate the study of nursing science and acquisition of clinical practice competencies with the study of natural and social sciences, liberal arts, and the humanities, laying the foundation for lifelong learning and graduate nursing education. With this background, students are best able to understand the various dimensions of people—biological, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual—in the context of the families and communities in which they live. Our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares advanced practice nurses who will satisfy the growing demand for doctorally prepared nurse practitioners and affect change by implementing best clinical practices. Likewise, our certificate programs in Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing and School Nursing are answering the call for highly skilled nurses in these important specialty roles.

The Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden became the fourth designated school on the Rutgers–Camden campus in 2011, but our tradition of excellence in nursing education extends for over 35 years.  We collaborate with local and regional Delaware Valley health care providers that enable us to offer powerful clinical experiences to our students. Our clinical partners also provide access to our faculty and graduate students for the conduct of research and application of research innovations toward the development of best clinical practices.

This is an exciting time of growth for the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden. If you are a prospective student, I encourage you to visit our campus to learn more about the opportunities that we offer. If you are a current student, know that you are the central focus of our supportive community and the future of the discipline and profession of nursing. If you are one of our alumni, please plan on visiting us sometime soon; we welcome every opportunity to learn more about your career success and to talk about the great plans we have for the future of your alma mater!

With best wishes,

Joanne P. Robinson, PhD, RN, FAAN
Founding Dean and Professor