Joanne Robinson, the inaugural dean of the Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden, was recently named as one of nine fellows for the National League for Nursing’s (NLN) Executive Leadership in Nursing Education and Practice program.

The program selects experienced executive leaders in nursing education and practice who have held positions for over five years. Selected participants are prepared to become champions for change who design and implement strategies for innovation and meeting the demands of nursing education and health care. Over the course of the one-year program, participants will work with peers and experts across the country on issues of leadership and organizational systems.

Robinson is a noted scholar in nursing care for the elderly. She was named the founding dean of the Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden in 2012 and has since been committed to preparing nurses to deliver top patient care while advancing nursing and health science. The relatively new nursing school has Robinson to thank for its impressive growth which includes the addition of a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program and graduate certificate program in wound ostomy continence nursing, and the merger of two nursing programs into the Rutgers-Camden program.

After her starting her nursing career with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from William Paterson University, Robinson went on to earn a master’s degree in community health nursing from Rutgers-Newark and a PhD in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. Robinson is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (AAN), co-founded the NJ End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium, and served on the Governor’s Advisory Council on Elder Care and the New Jersey Commission on Aging, amongst several other achievements.

To learn more about Robinson’s nursing background and achievements, visit here.

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