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.