Noted Health Policy Scholar and Nursing Educator Donna Nickitas Named Dean of Nursing School

Donna M. Nickitas
Donna Nickitas

The appointment of Donna Nickitas, a noted health policy scholar and nursing educator, as the dean of the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden is announced by Phoebe Haddon, chancellor of Rutgers University–Camden.

The appointment becomes effective on July 1.  As dean, Nickitas will lead the growth of the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, which was approved by the Rutgers Board of Governors on June 14, 2011.

Nickitas, 64, currently is a professor at City University of New York’s Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing and The Graduate Center, where she is the executive officer of the nursing science Ph.D. program and previously served as the former specialty coordinator of the dual degree in nursing administration/public administration.  In both capacities, she has played a critical role in growing enrollment and enhancing the national profile of the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing.

“I am pleased to assume the position of dean at the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden and excited to build on the school’s tradition of leadership, scholarship, and service to nursing education,” says Nickitas.  “The Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden is a unique place that demonstrates how an exceptional educational program prepares and builds the next generation of nurse leaders, clinicians, and scholars.

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