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On July 1, 2014, the Rutgers College of Nursing and the former University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Nursing merged to become the Rutgers School of Nursing. Rutgers School of Nursing provides baccalaureate education for those entering the profession of nursing and for those registered nurses wishing to obtain a baccalaureate degree, and graduate education at the master's and doctoral levels. The school generates research and scholarly activities in the field of nursing and health care; contributes to the improvement of the health and nursing services to the public; fosters and enhances the image of nursing within the university; and, more broadly, participates actively in projects and activities aimed at improving the health of all citizens.

The nursing program is offered in Newark and New Brunswick and off-site at the Blackwood Campus of Camden County College with a curriculum that includes liberal arts, sciences, and the humanities, as well as the nursing major, which focuses on optimization of health through health promotion, risk reduction, illness and symptom management, health care technologies using evidence-based practice, and leadership and management skills within the profession. The liberal arts education core provides a strong foundation for developing clinical judgment and clinical reasoning skills required in professional nursing. The curriculum is designed to promote intellectual curiosity, human compassion, and dedication to nursing practice. Students' clinical experiences are supervised by faculty and integrated with coursework.

Rutgers School of Nursing is a part of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. For current information and course listings, please refer to the catalog

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