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.
Edgewater Park resident Laura Tolver has been named a Tillman Scholar by the Pat Tillman Foundation. A student in the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program at Rutgers University–Camden, she is one of only five nursing students, and only 61 students overall, to earn this highly competitive scholarship.
At Rutgers School of Nursing—Camden we believe access to care is a basic right –not a privilege– and a person's zip code should not determine the quality of their health.
In Camden, residents’ health suffers from poverty, crime, unemployment, and limited economic resources. Camden has been dubbed the “poorest city in the nation” while it sits in New Jersey, the state with the second-highest median income in the nation ($64,918 based on the 2010 Census).
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.