Welcome to the Academic Year, 2017-2018

Welcome to the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden! Our diverse and supportive learning community is growing rapidly to meet the ever-increasing demand for professional nurses across the nation, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, who possess the knowledge, competencies, and aptitudes to provide the highest quality of care. 

Every year represents a fresh start, and this year we mark a major milestone – the School of Nursing–Camden has moved into its new home in the Nursing and Science Building located at 530 Federal Street. This state-of-the-art active learning, teaching, and research facility greatly expands the school’s capacity to prepare a new generation of nurse leaders and firmly places Rutgers University–Camden at the heart of the explosive Camden Rising growth that is re-energizing our host city.

We believe education occurs in and out of the classroom. A key point of pride for the entire campus is the commitment our nursing students, faculty, and staff demonstrate through civic engagement –locally and internationally– that distinguishes our school as a leader in social justice and public health nursing.  Working closely in teams, students collaborate with interdisciplinary faculty on research, explore global health through service learning and scholarly exchange, and become advocates who build healthy communities.

New Faculty

Join our school in welcoming assistant professors Ji-young An, Rahshida Atkins, Terri-Ann Kelly; and visiting clinical instructor Jennifer Sipe. These accomplished scholars, nurse scientists, and clinicians bring a variety of expertise that will help Rutgers–Camden to advance nursing education, research, and health promotion.

Save the Date!

You will hear more about these and other events in the weeks to come:

Fall 2017

Spring 2018

  • January 31 – Maternal Health Awareness Day: New Brunswick conference simulcast at the Campus Center MPR, 3:00–6:00 p.m.
  • January 31 – Healthy Communities Nurse Experts Panel in the Nursing and Science Building room 101 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  • February 2 – Glow Red for Women's Heart Health Month: Rutgers University buildings -- including the Nursing and Science Building -- will "glow" red!
  • February 28 – Gauze Film Screening and Global Health Experts Panel in the Nursing and Science Building room 101 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Any many more exciting events to come!
Academic Expansion

Over the summer, we expanded our academic offerings to provide more pathways to success for undergraduate and graduate students. The school’s flexible RN-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offers classes across three campuses: Rutgers–Camden, Atlantic Cape Community College, and Mercer County Community College, and online through the Pearson eCollege® Platform. We are actively transitioning the School Nurse Certificate into a graduate-level program focused on population health, and our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program now includes a DNP/MBA dual-degree in partnership with the Rutgers School of Business–Camden.

Office of Nursing Student Success

As a reminder, the Office of Nursing Student Success (ONSS) is always happy to help with any questions or concerns you may have. Feel free to call, send an email, or stop by our new office located in suite 313 in the Nursing and Science Building.

This is an exciting time of growth for the school! We look forward to collaborating with you on teaching, scholarship, and community service.

Jana Nelson, M.A. Ed
Director, Office of Nursing Student Success