School of Nursing-Camden 50th anniversary

The Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden will celebrate 50 years of nursing education excellence with a festive event on April 6.

Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden Dean Donna Nickitas
Dean Donna Nickitas

Over the past five decades, the study of nursing at Rutgers University–Camden has grown from a small undergraduate nursing program that occupied a few shared offices to a robust, nationally ranked school of nursing with undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs. It also is home to more than 125 clinical partners and nearly 10,000 square feet of cutting-edge clinical learning spaces. “If we’ve learned anything from the last 50 years,” says Dean Donna Nickitas, who has led the school since 2018, “it’s that the School of Nursing–Camden—like the city it serves—is scrappy and resilient.” 

Discounted tickets for the celebration of the 50th anniversary on Saturday, April 6, are available through March 7. After that, tickets will be on sale while they remain available. For more information and to register, visit the event web page

50 Years of Care in Camden

Rutgers-Camden Nursing and Science Building
The School of Nursing–Camden moved into its new building next to Camden City Hall in 2017.

For more on the School of Nursing–Camden, read these three stories from the current edition of Rutgers University–Camden magazine. 

50 Years of Care in Camden: A reflection on the School of Nursing–Camden’s rich history of public health.

A Degree Decades in the Making: A 71-year-old doctor of nursing practice student aims to continue providing and promoting quality medical care around the world.

Bridging a Primary Health Care Shortage in New Jersey: A federal grant worth more than $2.5 million is bringing change for the better to the challenging health care landscape of Cumberland County.

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