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.
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).
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.