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.

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.


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.

Rutgers University‒Camden Nursing Students Learn While Teaching Preschool Children About Healthy Living

At any age, a nutritious diet and exercise are essential for good health.

Some Trenton preschool children are getting an early start to a life of healthy eating and physical activity thanks to lessons they are learning from Rutgers University‒Camden nursing school students.