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.
Robin Cogan is passionate about making gun violence a vital public health issue.
In 1949, Robin’s father Charles Cohen, who was 12 years old at the time, survived the Howard Unruh shooting in Camden, N.J., by hiding in a closet while the gunman murdered his parents and grandmother. Recognized as the nation’s first mass murder, Unruh killed 13 people using a 9mm handgun he bought in a store. Fast-forward to February 14, 2018 when Robin’s niece, Carly Novell, hid in a closet with her classmates to survive the shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
When Serena Natal saw how the opioid epidemic was devastating individuals and families in recent years, she knew she had to take action – and, in some situations, resort to using life-saving measures.
The Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden dean-designee and invited faculty and students will represent the school with distinction at the Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) 2018 Scientific Sessions held April 11-13 in Newark, N.J. The conference, “Celebrating 30 Years of Nursing Science: Building a Legacy of Innovation, Dissemination, and Translation,” features an opening keynote by renowned nurse leader Susan B.
The appointment of Donna Nickitas, a noted health policy scholar and nursing educator, as the dean of the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden is announced by Phoebe Haddon, chancellor of Rutgers University–Camden.
The appointment becomes effective on July 1. As dean, Nickitas will lead the growth of the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, which was approved by the Rutgers Board of Governors on June 14, 2011.
The first thing Kathleen Jackson did was listen.
A nurse practitioner and clinical assistant professor in the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, Jackson received a Take Care Health Promotion grant from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, an organization that had previously honored her with its state excellence award. The small grant sponsored focus groups in Camden neighborhoods in 2015 to research the health-care concerns of residents.
“That was really helpful in finding out from people what the issues were,” Jackson said.