Amy Sweeney named assistant dean for Rutgers School of Nursing bachelor’s degree program at Camden County College

April 18, 2024

Amy Sweeney (EdD, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE), an assistant professor at Rutgers University School of Nursing, has been named assistant dean in charge of the school’s bachelor’s degree program offered on the Blackwood campus of Camden County College. She was promoted from her position as co-program director.

“Best wishes to Dr. Sweeney in her new leadership role,” said Linda Flynn (PhD, RN, FAAN), dean and professor at the nursing school. “The Blackwood program plays a key part in our school’s efforts to expand the pipeline of nurses entering the workforce to meet critical demand. We look forward to Dr. Sweeney’s continued contributions to the success of this program.”

As assistant dean of entry to baccalaureate practice, Blackwood Campus, Sweeney has academic and administrative oversight for a program providing county college students a seamless path to earning a Bachelor of Science in nursing. The Blackwood program operates as a pre-nursing 2+2 model: two years of general education and prerequisite courses in the pre-nursing track at Camden County, followed by two years enrolled at Rutgers School of Nursing. Over the four years, all academic courses are held on the Blackwood campus. Rutgers awards the bachelor’s degree.

Sweeny joined the Blackwood program in 2014 as an adjunct and was appointed a full-time faculty member the following year. Since then, her roles have included co-program director, assistant program director, community clinical coordinator, and clinical learning coordinator. 

Specializing in higher education leadership, Sweeny earned her EdD degree from American College of Education, where she received a Distinguished Graduate Award. She received her MSN in nursing education from Drexel University and her BSN from the University of Pennsylvania. Sweeney is nationally certified as a nurse educator (CNE) and a certified healthcare simulation educator (CHSE). She has worked as a registered nurse in various clinical practice settings including cardiac care, critical care, and home health care.

Learn more about Rutgers School of Nursing’s 2+2 BS in Nursing program at Blackwood.