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August 12, 2022: Both the SSB Building and Ackerson Hall have resumed in-person operations. Check your email for further details.


The faculty and administration of the Rutgers School Nursing are committed to providing timely answers to questions from our students. As such, we have compiled the below list of frequently asked questions to facilitate an expedient answers to your questions.  If you do not see the answers to your questions below, please feel free to reach out to your Academic Deans and Student Services.  You may also choose to reach out to us by calling the School of Nursing Student Hotline at 973-370-5922.  

Frequently Asked Questions

All Rutgers students planning to attend in the Fall 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated.

Universitywide COVID-19 Information
COVID-19 Vaccine – Universitywide COVID-19 Information (

Can I get a vaccine at Rutgers? Yes:
1) What are some technology resources offered by the School of Nursing?
Please visit our webpage
If you have additional questions or need support please email us:

2) Where can I get updates on graduation ceremonies (convocation and commencement)?
Please check the following webpages for updates:
Nursing Convocation | University Commencement
Additional questions or concerns please email:

3) How can I receive tutoring or academic coaching remotely?
Please visit our webpage
If you have additional questions or need support please email us:

4) How do I get in touch with financial aid?
Please review link to contact the most appropriate office based on the programs and/or campus you identify with: Financial Aid Office

5) How can I get answers to questions about clinical clearance?
Please visit the clinical clearance website:
If you have additional questions or concerns please email us

6) How can I receive mental health support remotely?
Each campus is offering remote support. Please review our student resources page and select your specific campus and/or program to contact the most appropriate office. If you have additional questions or concerns about the process please contact the department of Student Engagement:

7) Who should I contact with questions about registration?
Please visit our registration webpage
If you have additional questions or concerns please email us

8) Who do I contact for academic advisement?

Advising Center (Traditional Newark, New Brunswick): Please review our webpage with resources and advisors contact information: View Advisement page

Second Degree                                               
New Brunswick – Dr. Barbara Cannella
Newark – Dr. Mary Johansen
Dr. Shelby Pitts
School Nurse Certificate                          
Dr. Connie Sobon Sensor
Blackwood Campus                                     
Mike Varano

Graduate Student Advisement (MSN & DNP):
Please contact your specialty director

If you have additional questions please contact:

Graduate Student Advisement (PhD):
Please contact your faculty advisor.
If you have additional questions please contact:

9) What types of computing devices work best at the School of Nursing?
The School of Nursing’s IST Team offers support for various devices (e.g. laptops, tablets and smartphones). While we strive to offer an exceptional technology experience to every member of our community there are a few devices that will restrict or will not allow you to have access to all of the School of Nursing IT resources.

MacBooks provide limited access to the School’s IT resources, key services and software limited by MacBook usage include VPN Access, Web Printing Services, Examplify for exams. Chromebooks are prohibited to be used with School of Nursing IT Resources.

Windows/PC devices are the most recommended devices. These devices allow you to have access to all School of Nursing’s IT resources

If you would like to inquire more information please visit the Student Computing Webpage

10) What is the phone number for the School of Nursing Student Hotline?

11) What if I still have questions or concerns?
Please visit our student resource page for updates and additional resources

In addition to our resource page, if you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Student Engagement team for any questions or concerns. All team members are available to meet via phone or video conference through WebEx. Please email your Student

Engagement campus support team member to schedule a time to connect.
• General inquires
• Graduation inquiries
• New Brunswick Campus: Laura Stone
• Newark Campus: Shakira Adams
• Blackwood Campus: Michael Varano
• Graduate Students: