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Yun Michelle, Graduate of Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Education Program

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.

Cinnaminson resident Christina Harrell is a first-year student in the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden traditional baccalaureate program and the first one of her siblings to go to college. Christina, who goes by Tina, is inspired to pursue a nursing major by her family members who share a proud legacy of providing patient care.

Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden Dean Donna Nickitas addresses students at the January 2019 Pinning Ceremony

The Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden celebrated sixty-three nursing students with a pinning ceremony on January 17. The ceremony marked a significant milestone, the successful completion of the students’ rigorous educational requirements that will enable them to sit for the state licensure examination and transition into professional nursing practice.

Rutgers University profiles its newest faculty, including Dean Donna Nickitas

The career of the new dean at the School of Nursing-Camden was shaped by military service and her desire to work toward social justice and equity.

In high school, Donna Nickitas participated in a program assisting nurses in a busy New York hospital. She shadowed members of the profession who cared for the most at-risk and vulnerable patients in the community.

“Those nurses sincerely treated these individuals with dignity and with respect – that always stayed with me,” Nickitas said.

Dr. Nancy Pontes Receives ONL N.J. 2018 Innovation Award

Nancy M.H. Pontes, Ph.D., R.N., F.N.P.-B.C., F.N.A.P., received the ‘Innovations in the Continuum of Care Award’ from the Organization of Nurse Leaders of New Jersey (ONL NJ) at its Annual Holiday Meeting held Dec. 7, 2018. The award recognizes Pontes, an assistant professor with the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, for her leadership in implementing a nursing project that has had significant outcomes outside of the acute care setting.

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