When a group of alumni from the School of Nursing gathered in the fall of 2019, their goal was to establish a formal association that would support nurses long after they left Rutgers–Camden.
Their timing, it turned out, couldn’t have been better.
As the School of Nursing-Camden Alumni Association was being chartered in 2020—coincidentally the Year of the Nurse and Midwife—the world was in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic, and nurses were on the front lines.
June 4, 2020
Dear Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, and Friends of the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden,
The Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden community condemns the violence against African Americans that most recently ended the lives of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor.
We are confronted by racism and discrimination in our clinical practice sites, our classrooms, our research settings, the policy realm, and our daily lives. We find ourselves witness to our colleagues and students who experience systemic institutionalized racism and discrimination.
The Eta Mu chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), the international honor society of nursing and nursing students with over 135,000 active members who reside in more than 85 countries, has inducted new members from the Rutgers-School of Nursing Camden's Class of 2020. Affiliated with the Rutgers School of Nursing—Camden, the Eta Mu chapter was chartered in 1984.
Congressman Donald Norcross has issued a Congressional Proclamation naming May 2020 National Nurses Month in celebration of the nursing profession.
Michelle Yun, a graduate of the Rutgers University–Camden Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Education Program, has received a scholarship from the Northeast Region Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society.
A wound care nurse at Robert Wood Johnson-Somerset and at the Jersey City Medical Center, Yun plans to use the $1,000 scholarship to further her education and eventually pursue a doctor of nursing practice degree.
“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.