Rutgers School of Nursing Alumni Association

Calling All Midwives. Join the Celebration!

Rutgers Midwifery 50th Anniversary Networking and Awards Reception

Thursday, May 23 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Rutgers School of Nursing, Newark

Complimentary. Pre-Registration required.
(Alumni of Rutgers and all other Midwifery Programs are welcome)

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Nurse-Midwifery education program at Rutgers University School of Nursing will host a Networking and Awards Reception on Thursday, May 23 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the beautiful Atrium at Ackerson Hall in Newark.

Join us as we recognize distinguished alumni, current students, and midwifery supporters from across the region. Enjoy cocktails and light bites while connecting with fellow champions of the midwifery model of care.

This exciting event anniversary event will also celebrate the launch of our scholarship fund designed to accelerate the growth and diversity of the nurse-midwifery workforce. This is essential to expanding access to high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered perinatal care in New Jersey, where high maternal mortality and morbidity rates and racial inequities make the growth of the midwifery workforce especially urgent. We invite you to celebrate the program’s anniversary by supporting current and future Rutgers Midwifery students with a donation to this fund. Sponsorship opportunities are also available in support of this important cause.

We look forward to seeing you on May 23. Reserve your seat today!

Alumni Awards and Student Scholarships

Each year, we recognize the outstanding achievements of our alumni and give back to the future of nursing at our annual Scholarship and Awards Gala. Learn more below.

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Rutgers School of Nursing values its relationship with alumni and invests in activities, events, and programs that bring maximum value to our students, alumni, and health care partners. The SON alumni network is available to our graduates, but it relies on our alumni to keep it active and effective.

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News for You

Our Alumni Scholarships and Awards Gala took place November 30, 2023!


This evening was dedicated to recognizing the achievements of our alumni award winners, acknowledging student scholarship recipients, celebrating the contributions of retiring faculty members, and most importantly raising money for student scholarships. Enjoy the photo gallery!

Spotlight: Rutgers Nursing Alumni & Published Author

RSONAA would like to take a moment to recognize Donna Gaffney GSNB’77!

Courageous Well-Being for Nurses
 provides nurses with the tools, practices, and strategies to enhance their well-being and protect against burnout. 
Exhausting schedules and a tumultuous work environment have left many nurses feeling burned out.

The COVID-19 pandemic only compounded problems that have been plaguing nurses for decades. How can you take care of others when you don’t have the time or energy to take care of yourself?

In Courageous Well-Being for Nurses, Advanced Practice Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse, psychotherapist, and educator Donna Gaffney and National Board-certified health and wellness coach Nicole Foster provide essential strategies and resources.

Courageous Well-Being for Nurses was released in September 2023.

Nursing Degrees – Her Passport to the World

Like many who find their true love at college, Jane Coury found hers at Rutgers: public health nursing, with a focus on maternal and child health.

Her Rutgers nursing degrees became her passport to a life of adventures in faraway places: Partnering with the Minister of Health in Egypt to reduce the nation’s high smoking rate and reduce maternal childbirth deaths. Researching Navajo medical records to qualify them for settlements in a class-action suit against uranium mining. Pioneering a program that provided public health services in a high-crime area at a facility converted from a brewery.

Alumni Resources

Rutgers School of Nursing 50th Reunion Celebration! Recognizing the Classes of ’70, ’71, ’72, and’ 73

Our alumni were invited to visit the Rutgers School of Nursing campus and facilities for a tour followed by brunch and updates from Dean Linda Flynn, staff, and fellow nursing alumni.

2023 Nursing Alumni Annual Meeting
Alumni Association Annual Meeting and Brunch 2023

Our Alumni Association Annual Meeting took place on June 10, 2023, with a morning of mimosas, light brunch, and new beginnings as we celebrated Rutgers Nurses. Take a look back at the day’s events through our photo album!

Alumni Scholarship & Awards Gala 2023

Our alumni put away their lab coats and scrubs for a night out at our Annual Alumni Gala. Learn more about alumni awards and student scholarships.

Jeffrey Kwong

Seeking Part-time Clinical Instructors

Immediate Openings Available

Help shape the future of nursing! We are seeking nursing professionals to teach clinical components for these specialties:

  • Adult Health
  • Maternal Health
  • Mental Health
  • Pediatrics

Positions require a master’s degree in nursing and a current New Jersey RN license (or eligibility). A doctorate in nursing or related discipline, specialty certification, and teaching experience are preferred.

Share your passion and expertise with the next generation of nurses.

Campus locations: Newark, New Brunswick, and Blackwood

About Us

Mission, Vision, and Goals

As alumni, we work to support the mission, goals, and aspirations of our beloved and prestigious alma mater, Rutgers School of Nursing. As the school grows, we continue to build on its rich and vibrant history of nursing education, service, and research.
– Foster the social and educational interests of alumni members.
– Foster communication among alumni, students, and faculty.
– Maintain alumni interest in current Rutgers School of Nursing programs and promote the loyalty of its alumni.
– Foster continued interest in current programs of Rutgers School of Nursing, support its recruitment, and sustain its mission and related activities.
– Promote and encourage bachelor’s and advanced degrees in nursing education.
– Encourage involvement in professional nursing organizations.
Our objective is to support and sustain the aim of Rutgers School of Nursing of establishing its planned and proposed centers and institutes of excellence, and to continue our tradition of excellence in the educational preparation of professional nurses.


Contact us by emailing or calling (973) 353-5415. You can also reach individual board members, committee chairs, and the association liaison.

A Look Back on Alumni