Donna Nickitas, noted health policy scholar and nurse educator, was recently appointed the new dean of the Rutgers School of Nursing—Camden, effective July 1. In her new role, Nickitas is expected to lead the growth of the School of Nursing.
Nickitas is currently a professor at City University of New York’s Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing where she is the executive officer of the nursing science PhD program. She plays a critical role in growing enrollment and enhancing the national profile of the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing.
Rutgers School of Nursing—Camden offers nursing degrees from the bachelor’s level (including accelerated and RN to BSN options) to the doctorate level. Nickitas tells News.Camden.Rutgers.edu:
“I am pleased to assume the position of dean at the Rutgers School of Nursing—Camden and excited to build on the school’s tradition of leadership, scholarship, and service to nursing education. The Rutgers School of Nursing—Camden is a unique place that demonstrates how an exceptional educational program prepares and builds the next generation of nurse leaders, clinicians, and scholars.”
Nickitas is a retired major in the US Air Force Nurse Reserve Corps and past assistant director of maternal child health nursing at Bellevue Medical Center in New York. She earned her PhD from Adelphi University, master’s degree from New York University, and bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook University. She is also a member of multiple professional and civic organizations. To learn more about Nickitas and her new post as dean at Rutgers School of Nursing—Camden, visit here.