Who We Are

The New Jersey Life Sciences Vendors Alliance (NJLSVA) is a coalition of businesses, individuals and academia who provide goods and services to New Jersey’s life sciences companies.

The NJLSVA was founded to educate suppliers on trends in industry procurement and public policy that affects the life sciences industry.


Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Dedicates RBHS-South in Blackwood; Expands Rutgers’ Partnership with Camden County College

Blackwood, NJ, October 20, 2017 — With a snip of a scarlet ribbon, Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences Chancellor Brian Strom officially opened the new RBHS-South campus in South Jersey.

On the grounds of Camden County College, the campus hosts graduate and undergraduate School of Health Profession programs in three disciplines, as well as a School of Nursing bachelor’s degree program.

“The partnership between Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and Camden County College offers more health science education in a collaborative environment,” said Chancellor Strom at the event held on the campus October 12. Continue reading

Rutgers–Camden Celebrates Opening of New Nursing and Science Building

Newark, NJ, October 4, 2017 — Strengthening Rutgers University–Camden’s role as a regional leader in health care and the sciences, the 107,000-square-foot Nursing and Science Building, located at Fifth and Federal Streets in Camden, has opened.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Sept. 25, officially dedicating the $62.5-million world-class teaching and research facility, which allows Rutgers–Camden to expand its ability to prepare a new generation of science and nursing leaders for New Jersey and the region. Continue reading

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Awards $200,000 Grant Rutgers-Camden School of Nursing to Help Expand Program

Rutgers CamdenCamden, NJ, November 12, 2016 — With the help of a $200,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden will be able to fund an innovative expansion of their post-baccalaureate School Nursing Certification Program to a graduate-level program with a focus on population health.

The New Jersey Nursing Initiative (NJNI) award is one of only five given in the state and will help Rutgers’ mission of educating school nurses to address the increasingly complex health demands of students and their communities.

School nurses are critical to the health of students and their communities. Continue reading

Rutgers Is Increasing Health Care Access Through Telemedicine

Mobile Medicine 2New Brunswick, NJ, July 12, 2016 ―  Rutgers School of Nursing and Rutgers Business School have teamed up to pilot the use of telemedicine technology to provide health care for underserved populations in Greater Newark.

The pilot research study will employ a system developed by SmartCareDoc, a division of Telemed Ventures, to connect providers and patients virtually using internet-connected mobile devices.

“Telemedicine is rapidly becoming an accepted part of the health care delivery system,” said Ann Bagchi, a registered nurse and instructor at the School of Nursing who is a key driver of the pilot study.  “When the technology is used appropriately, it has a unique capacity to improve access, lower costs and improve health care outcomes.” Continue reading

Montclair State University Names Dean for New Nursing School

Montclair State U squareMontclair, NJ, April 30, 2016 ― Kelly Heyboer reports in The Record that, with demand surging for registered nurses with bachelor’s degrees, one of New Jersey’s largest universities is adding a new nursing school.

Montclair State University announced Wednesday it has appointed the founding dean of a new School of Nursing scheduled to open in the fall.

Janice Smolowitz, currently a senior director at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, will take office next month, university officials announced.

The nursing school will open in the fall with a “RN to BSN” degree program, which is designed for current registered nurses to earn a bachelor of science degree.  Other degree programs are scheduled to begin rolling out in 2017, campus officials said. Continue reading

New Jersey State Nurses Association Names New CEO

Livingston, NJ, August 16, 2015 New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA) has appointed Judith E. Schmidt, RN, MSN, ONC, CCRN, as its new chief executive officer.

“Judith is a dedicated nursing leader committed to NJSNA who has served as an exemplary role model,” said Norma L Rodgers, BSN, RN, CCR, president of NJSNA, and Institute for Nursing (IFN).

“She has exhibited leadership under pressure in a constantly changing professional association environment,” Rodgers said.  “She handles challenges with grace, patience and a level head.  I look forward to working with her as CEO to sustain and grow NJSNA.” Continue reading

Now, Officially, Rutgers School of Nursing; Consolidation Expected to Enhance Collaboration, Research Opportunities

New Brunswick, NJ, July 8, 2014 — In sheer size, the “new” Rutgers School of Nursing rivals the largest nurse education programs in the country. Its leaders anticipate it also has the expertise, standards of excellence and direction to become a nationwide academic model.

“We have such a rich mix of expertise to educate students, provide community service and conduct research,” says William Holzemer, dean of the school. “We are very excited about our prospects for the future. The consolidation bodes well not just for nursing in New Jersey but beyond.”

On July 1, 2014, Rutgers’ College of Nursing and School of Nursing, which became part of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences in July, 2013, officially combined and began operating as the School of Nursing, with operations in Newark, New Brunswick and Blackwood. The newly consolidated school has 1,850 students and 125 full-time faculty. Continue reading