Disability Services

Additional Services for Students with Disabilities at Rutgers School of Nursing
The School of Nursing provides students with confidential advising and accommodation services in order to allow students with documented physical, mental, and learning disabilities to successfully complete their course of study at Rutgers School of Nursing. The school provides for the confidential documentation and verification of student accommodations, and communicates with faculty and staff regarding disabilities and accommodations.

Additional information is available at the Rutgers University website at https://ods.rutgers.edu/

Coordinator of Disability Services


  • University Avenue Campus (Newark)
  • New Brunswick Campus
  • Blackwood Campus
  • Bergen Street Campus (Newark)

Dr. Valerie Smith Stephens
Email: vstephen@rutgers.edu
Phone: (973) 353-1091
Fax: (973) 353-1495
Ackerson Hall, suite 109-C


Applying for Services

Students with a documented disability looking to apply for reasonable accommodations and services at Rutgers School of Nursing:

  1. Complete and submit the online Registration Form
    Upon completion of this form, you will receive a confirmation by email.
  1. Schedule an intake meeting
    Upon receipt of the registration form, a representative will contact you to schedule an intake meeting with your assigned coordinator. Your coordinator will be your direct point of contact with our office.
  1. Submit appropriate documentation
    On or before your intake meeting, please follow the guidelines posted here and upload the appropriate documentation to our system.
  1. Review
    Upon completion of your intake, your documentation will be reviewed to make an appropriate determination of reasonable accommodations based on the nature of your disability. We will not review any documentation if you have not submitted the registration form and/or have not met with your assigned coordinator for an intake meeting.
  1. Results
    Following the review, your coordinator will contact you with the results and assist you with the next steps.

 Screenings and Evaluations

The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) provides screenings and evaluations at no cost for students enrolled in the Rutgers Student Health Insurance plan. View more information, as well as a list of available screenings

Temporary Injuries

While the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not recognize temporary injuries as a disability for which accommodation is legally mandated, Rutgers School of Nursing may be available to assist students who have a temporary injury or condition which results in a functional impairment. These may include broken bones, injuries requiring surgery and other acute illnesses. Appropriate temporary accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis and may include: assistance with obtaining class notes, assistance with taking exams and/or quizzes if the student is unable to write.


Faculty who are seeking more information regarding disability services can follow this link for more details: https://ods.rutgers.edu/faculty    

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