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.
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:
- September 9 – Camden Jam Arts & Music Festival hosted by our civic engagement partner Get Healthy Camden.
- September 12 – Celebration to honor nursing student, veteran, and Tillman Scholar Laura Tolver at 11:00 a.m. in the Campus Center's main lounge.
- September 14 – First Student Nurses’ Association meeting in Nursing and Science Building room 312A/B at 12:45 p.m.
- September 25 – Dedication Ceremony for the new Nursing and Science Building starting at 11:00 a.m.
- November 6-10 – Rutgers–Camden Cuba Conference 2017 explores research and scholarly partnerships.
- November 17 – Komen Breast Cancer Conference for Health Professionals at the Campus Center, 9:30 a.m–2:00 p.m.
- November 29 – Nursing faculty discuss unconscious bias, health equity, and social justice in response to the book “Citizen: An American Lyric” at 5:00 p.m. in Nursing and Science Building room 312 A/B.
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