Rutgers School of Nursing Alumni Association

Annual Rutgers Nursing Alumni End of Year Roundup

Photos of Awardees from the Gala Dinner

Alumni Association Awards Gala

The Annual Rutgers School of Nursing Alumni Association (RSONAA) Gala was a huge success with over 185 registered alumni and guests. This year also marked Rutgers' 250th Anniversary Celebration. Alumni, friends and family joined together to raise funds to support undergraduate and graduate Rutgers nursing students!
To enjoy photos from the event click HERE!

Mrs. Cheryl A. Krause-Parello, PhD '07 was honored with the 2016 RSONAA Outstanding Alumni Award.
Associate Professor at University of Colorado, Founding Director of Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors (C-P.A.W.W)
Ms. Adriana L. Castaño, MS ‘12 was honored with the 2016 Rising Star Award.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialist
Ms. Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN was honored with the inaugural RSONAA President’s Award.
Senior Advisor for Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

We continued to celebrate excellence as we awarded current students with well deserved honors:

• Caruso Family Scholarship of $1,000 each to Shine Kannampilly, Nikhila Manchikanti, and Kelly Van Wyck
• Elizabeth Fenlason Awards of $4,000 each to Shaakira Abdul Razzzaq and Joyce Hertzog 
• RSONAA Scholarship of $1,000 each to Terry Bustos and Molly Naft 
• Scarpa Memorial Scholarship of $1,000 to Kaitlin Schadt

If you were able to attend and would like to give us feedback on the event, please complete the following survey: Alumni Gala Feedback Survey
Another Special Thank You to our Sponsors who ensured the sucess of the largest alumni event in SON history:
       Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists
Saint Peter’s University Hospital
University Hospital
Rutgers School of Nursing Center for Professional Development
New Jersey State Nurses Association
Philippine Nurses Association
National Association of Hispanic Nurses
Hackensack Meridian Health
Sigma Theta Tau International, Alpha Tau Chapter
Caruso Consulting

      An Alumni Shares advice with other during an event.

Annual Post-Graduate Forum 

We invite experienced nurses, new graduate RNs, and a nursing recruiter to share their best advice and wisdom with the upperclassmen nursing students.

The date for this event will be from
Saturday, February 25th, 2017 
9:00am – 2:00pm

If you would like to work with our Student Engagement- Events Committee and attend this event as a panel speaker, please email or call 973-353-5415.

                   Dean William Holzemer            

The Dean’s Desk | Thoughts from Rutgers Nursing Leadership

The year has brought about many changes in health care. Do not forget to catch up on the latest entries of my blog.

The Dean’s Desk is where you can read my personal and professional thoughts relating to nursing developments, international initiatives, and a snapshot of The School of Nursing.

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Rutgers School of Nursing --             In the News

Launched by alumna Dr. Cindy Sickora, DNP ’09, the Community Health Worker Program trains Newark residents as health advocates for their neighbors. Learn more about this Rutgers School of Nursing initiative as featured recently on the TV show, Jersey Matters.

Watch HERE

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Getting Involved! 

Many alumni volunteered to be more involved in the upcoming year by assisting at the May 2017 Pinning at Commencement Ceremony, Scholarship Committees, Student Engagement-Events Committee, Communications Committee, as well as next year’s Annual October Awards and Celebration planning committee. 

If you have an interest and want someone to get back to you about the opportunity to get involved, please email or call 973-353-5415.

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to all RSON Alumni and Family!
Judy Caruso, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Ray Scarpa, DNP, RN, APN
Vice President
Gale Gage, PhD., RN, CNE
Lois Greene, DHA, MBA, BSN, RN
Ulanda Marcus-Aiyeku, DNP, NE-BC, RN  
Alumni Events Chair
Elena Pellazgu, MSN, RN, APN
Student Events and Engagement Chair
Donna Fountain, PhD., RN
Marketing and Communications Chair