ON JULY 1, 2013 THE NEW JERSEY MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES EDUCATION RESTRUCTURING ACT WENT INTO EFFECT, INTEGRATING RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY, WITH MOST UNITS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY (UMDNJ).
This merger created a new division within Rutgers University, the Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences (RBHS) division, which provides health care education, research, and clinical service. It is the umbrella organization for eight schools, four centers and institutes, and a behavioral health network.
The Rutgers School of Nursing (RSON), one of eight schools encompassed by RBHS, as well as the largest and most comprehensive nursing education program in New Jersey, emerged through the integration of the former Rutgers College of Nursing and legacy UMDNJ School of Nursing.
Former Dean and Distinguished Professor at Rutgers College of Nursing, William L. Holzemer, PhD, RN, FAAN, officially became the Dean of the unified School of Nursing as of July 1, 2014.
The Rutgers School of Nursing includes more than 100 fulltime faculty members, 90 staff members, and 1,600 students, with campus locations in Newark, New Brunswick, and Blackwood, New Jersey.