Rutgers School of Nursing

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Rutgers School of Nursing
Rutgers University with the state university logo.svg
DeanWilliam L. Holzemer[1]
Newark, New Brunswick, Stratford, Blackwood, and Camden
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Rutgers University School of Nursing is the nursing school at Rutgers University, with headquarters in Newark and additional campuses at New Brunswick, Camden, and Stratford, New Jersey.[2] The pre-existing College of Nursing at Rutgers will merge with the School of Nursing, acquired by Rutgers in 2013 after the dissolution of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, starting on July 1, 2014.[3]

Rutgers-Camden's nursing school that was once part of UMDNJ and the School of Nursing at Stratford are not included in the merger.[4][5]


In 1955, the School of Nursing received accreditation by the National League for Nursing. The School of Nursing became the College of Nursing on March 6, 1956. Ella V. Stonsby was appointed the first dean of the College.

The College of Nursing opened an 18,000-square-foot building at Rutgers–New Brunswick in spring 2009.

School of Nursing and College of Nursing merger[edit]

The logo for the School of Nursing, UMDNJ

The School of Nursing of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey was established in 1990.

On June 28, 2012, the New Jersey state legislature passed a bill that dissolved the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and merged most of its schools, except the School of Osteopathic Medicine, with Rutgers University forming a new Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences College effective July 1, 2013. As a result, Rutgers acquired a second school that grants nursing degrees.

On April 1, 2014, the Rutgers University's governing board approved the merger of the Newark and New Brunswick Nursing programs.[4] The initial school will have 100 faculty and 1800 students.[3]

Nursing student activities[edit]


  1. ^ "Welcome Message from Dean Holzemer". Rutgers School of Nursing. Archived from the original on 2 August 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ Sumergido, Marielle. "Rutgers needs to improve on inclusivity of all its schools". The Daily Targum. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  3. ^ a b Adkins, Stephen. "Rutgers Merges Two Nursing Schools despite Objections from Union Members". University Herald. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b Heyboer, Keylly. "Rutgers board approves nursing school merger despite union objections". Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Rutgers board votes to merge 2 nursing schools". The Washington Times. Associated Press. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  6. ^ Peterson's (13 May 2014). Nursing Programs 2015. Peterson's. p. 1061. ISBN 978-0-7689-3917-0.

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Coordinates: 40°29′40″N 74°26′54″W / 40.49445°N 74.44846°W / 40.49445; -74.44846