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.
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.
“The costs of economic discrimination as well as gender discrimination impacts the business case for caring,” said Donna M. Nickitas, Ph.D., R.N., N.E.A.-B.C., C.N.E., F.N.A.P., F.A.A.N., dean and professor, Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, and editor, Nursing Economic$. “The historic and profound discrimination of women in nursing throughout history has never been adequately addressed.”
Marie T. O’Toole, Ed.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., is one of fourteen distinguished nurse educators selected for induction into the National League of Nursing’s (NLN) prestigious Academy of Nursing Education.
In a simulation suite in the new Nursing and Science building, students in a Rutgers School of Nursing‒Camden class are learning to work with patients and help prevent suicides.
Using standardized patients, trained actors play the role of someone who may be at risk of taking their own life.
For mothers suffering from depression and living in poverty, getting help is no easy matter. “A lot of them have no way of dealing with mental and emotional problems,” said Rahshida Atkins, an assistant professor in the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden.