Newark, N.J. UMDNJ School of Nursing, Newark, recently celebrated its 15th anniversary. Although still new, much progress has been made, according to Interim Dean Susan Salmond, RN, EdD.
In 2000, UMDNJ SON launched the first doctor of nursing practice (DNP) in New Jersey and continues to invest resources in the accelerated BSN entry program, 15 MSN specialty tracks, and the PhD in urban systems/urban health.
The school is recognized for expertise in evidence-based practice, cultural competence, and clinical education, as shown by its receipt of over $5.5 million of Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA) grants for nursing research/educational programs by grants that fund care and treatment to vulnerable populations and the new mobile health project for the underserved in the community.
UMDNJs nursing school represents the universitys commitment to serving the states needs by educating a full spectrum of healthcare practitioners, Salmond says.