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A new model for educating nurses developed by the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden has received a 2018 American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Award.

Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden faculty members Katherine Prihoda and Kathleen Jackson, both assistant professors in the school, and Project H.O.P.E., the school’s new faculty-practice partner, have been named 2017 recipients of the Chancellor’s Awards for Civic Engagement. Every day, Rutgers University–Camden students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners work to advance well-being for the people of southern New Jersey and the region.

We congratulate Nancy Pontes, an assistant professor at Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, on her induction as a Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP), an interprofessional, national organization that advises governmental bodies on health care delivery in the United States.

As medical professionals on the frontlines of health care, nurses must remain calm, level-headed, and prepared for anything that may arise in order to administer safe and proper care to their patients. In many ways, those qualities are a lot like what is required of someone in the military, who must rely on his or her training and instincts in a given situation.

Across the nation, school nurses are critical to health of their students and their communities. Thanks to a $200,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden will bolster its mission of educating school nurses to address the complex and increasingly demanding health needs of students and their communities within the state.

Health equity for underserved Latino and immigrant populations will be broadened at the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, thanks to a generous grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s International and Foreign Language office to strengthen Spanish language skills among students and faculty.

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