Nurses have a storied history as champions who advocate for the well-being of people in need. Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden researchers investigate topics within a framework of social justice, health promotion, and population health. Our award-winning faculty are recognized experts who explore poverty, built environments, and vulnerable communities; disease prevention and health literacy; and health equity, access to care, and social determinants of health – to name a few. These dedicated teacher-scholars translate findings into advanced nursing practice, bring their expertise into classrooms and communities, and are innovators who transform nursing knowledge into ideas that make an impact.

Now, as never before, there is a growing movement of committed nursing professionals who partner with service providers and researchers across disciplines to bring healing and health equity to vulnerable communities. Through engaged civic learning our faculty and students immerse themselves in communities at home and all over the world while contributing to a campus-wide climate of interprofessional collaboration and research. Students become better equipped to recognize the causes of complex social problems and devise creative solutions when they participate in direct service, capacity building, advocacy, and evidence-based, participatory research.

Rutgers–Camden faculty are widely published, internationally respected, and consistently awarded highly competitive research grants that recognize the profound value of their work. From funding identification to budget proposal to project design, the Rutgers–Camden Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) assists community members in pursuing scholarly research and creative activities through a variety of support services.

Completed 2021 DNP Projects

Hirst, Scott Implementation of a Depression and Quality of Life Screening Protocol for Patients Aged 11-30 Years with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Laino, Lauren Implementation of a Focused Falls Screening Process and Falls Education Intervention in Adults Aged 65 and Older in Primary Care
Laphan-Morad, Lisa  The Use of Video Simulation for Patient Safety Education for New-To -Practice Registered Nurses
Miller, Michelle Implementation of a Depression Screening Protocol that Improves Screening, Treatment and Referral in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease
Obayanju, Adeola Improving Mental Health and Substance Use Screening in Individuals Living with HIV/AIDS with Electronic (Tablet) Screening Protocol
Lim, Ian Implementation of Prediabetes/Diabetes Screening at a Food Pantry 
Kane, Cecelia Implementation of a Provider Reminder System to Improve Condom Screening and Condom Education at a College Health Center
Ransom, Melanie Improving Healthy Habits Screening and Program Referrals to Prevent Obesity in an After-School Program: A Quality Improvement Project
McCulley, Melody Improving Pediatric Oral Health Screening in Primary Care: A Quality Improvement Project
Munoz, Christina A Quality Improvement Project on Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Management in Adult Patients During an Opioid Epidemic
Nagle, Tracey Adverse Childhood Experience Screening in Pediatric Primary Care: A Quality Improvement Project
Paynter, William
Implementation of Provider Notifications of Patient-Fall Risk Status and the CDC's SAFE Medication Review Framework in a Practice Site