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Rahshida Atkins, Rutgers School of Nursing—Camden Assistant Professor

Screening methods for depression that take context and culture into consideration could be more effective in uncovering clinical depression in African American mothers, according to a study led by a Rutgers University‒Camden nursing professor.

“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.

1st Lt. Jennifer Wain is currently a junior nursing student at the university and works in the Veterans Services Office on campus as the vice president of Student Veterans. With a prior degree in biology, she has always found research enthralling, and it is what continues to drive her passion for nursing today.

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.

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