The Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden proudly welcomes three new assistant professors, Ji-Young An, Rahshida Atkins, and Terri-Ann Kelly; and visiting clinical instructor Jennifer Sipe, to our learning community. All four are accomplished scholars, nurse scientists, and clinicians whose diverse range of expertise enriches the School of Nursing–Camden’s academic excellence, lends innovation to its research agenda, and helps drive Rutgers University–Camden’s commitment to advance nursing education, scientific discovery, and health promotion.
Marlton resident Joanne Robinson, the inaugural dean of the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, has been named as one of nine fellows of the National League for Nursing’s Executive Leadership in Nursing Education and Practice program.
Health equity for underserved Latino and immigrant populations will be broadened at the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, which has received a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s International and Foreign Language office to strengthen Spanish language skills among students and faculty.
Simply put, explains Marie O’Toole, being a nurse means being able to make a tangible difference in peoples’ lives, whether it is bedside in a hospital or a home, or within a larger context, such as a population or community.
Historically, nurses have addressed underserved communities that lack access to quality health care, partnering with service providers across disciplines and the community to promote well-being to vulnerable people. Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden students took part in this storied tradition and gained vital hands-on experience by delivering health education and screenings to local parishioners, neighbors, and homeless people at a health fair hosted by the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Camden, N.J. on November 13, 2016.