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Rahshida Atkins, Rutgers School of Nursing—Camden Assistant Professor

Screening methods for depression that take context and culture into consideration could be more effective in uncovering clinical depression in African American mothers, according to a study led by a Rutgers University‒Camden nursing professor.

ENRS 31st Annual Scientific Sessions

“Transforming the Future of Nursing Research: Imagination, Innovation and Engagement”

Dean Donna M. Nickitas, faculty, and a recent Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) graduate were invited to represent the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden at “Transforming the Future of Nursing Research: Imagination, Innovation and Engagement,” the annual Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) Scientific Sessions held April 3-5 in Providence, R.I. 

2019 Distinguished Nursing Lecture Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake

“Building the Pipeline of Nurse Leaders”

This lecture presents the work of noted nursing scholars and will explore key themes such as preparing nurses to lead change in the health care system through policy, practice, and education, and identifying the competencies that are needed for nurses to advance to leadership positions and successfully drive change.

Join us on March 27th as we welcome Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake, a charismatic and devoted advocate for health equity, access to education, and nursing.

midwife

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more women die in the U.S. from pregnancy-related complications than in any other developed country, and the U.S. is the only industrialized nation with a steadily rising maternal mortality rate.  Racial disparities in maternal mortality are staggering – black women are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes compared to white women.

Best Practices in Opioid Treatment and Management

On March 13, the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden welcomes Dr. Richard Jermyn, a professor with the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, who will present “Best Practices in Opioid Treatment and Management,” a lecture designed to educate healthcare providers across disciplines to better address gaps in training and education on addiction, and increase awareness about the lingering opioid epidemic in the United States.

Dr. Robert Atkins Honored for Advancing Health Care in New Jersey

Robert L. Atkins, PhD, RN, FAAN, an associate professor at the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, is one of thirteen New Jersey nurses who will receive an award from the Institute for Nursing (IFN), the foundation of New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA), for making extraordinary contributions to the nursing profession in New Jersey.

Honorees will be celebrated as 2019 Divas and Dons at the IFN Awards and Scholarship Gala on April 4, 2019.

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