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Nurses on the Front Lines - Fall 2018 Rutgers-Camden Magazine

In the latest issue of the Rutgers University–Camden magazine, Donna M. Nickitas, who became dean of the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden in July, emphasizes that nurses must address issues of disparity and discrimination in health care, particularly regarding African Americans and Latinos.

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).

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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.

During National Nurses Week, May 6-12, scholars from Semmelweis University visited Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden to renew a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the two universities last September 2015 at Semmelweis— Hungary’s oldest medical school and one of Europe’s leading centers of health sciences —and to continue building a framework for collaboration.

Patricia D. Suplee, an associate professor at the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, is the recipient of the 2017 Suzanne Feetham Nurse Scientist Family Research Award from the Eastern Nursing Research Society.

“My teammates and I were able to use sports as a platform for positive change,” says Aubrey Andrews, a Rutgers School of Nursing—Camden senior who graduates on May 18 with a bachelor of science in nursing degree. Andrews –inspired by the actions of the U.S.

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