The readers of my blog may remember that I participated in a meeting with AFFIRM Reseach in February. I wrote this blog post about being the only nurse at the table and how that must change. AFFIRM is on a mission to provide funding for innovative firearm violence prevention research and fill the gap that has existed for over 20 years from the lack of federal funding.
I became involved with AFFIRM through meeting one of its founder’s Emergency Room physician, Dr. Megan Ranney on Twitter. Big news for Dr. Ranney and AFFIRM, she will be representing the organization on Morning Joe tomorrow morning! Here are the details:
I am asking the readers of the Relentless School Nurse to share this information within your networks. This is an important opportunity for AFFIRM Research to have a national platform to explain the vision, mission, and purpose of AFFIRM.
Here is a bit of what AFFIRM stands for and you will understand why I #StandAFFIRM:
Published by Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN
Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN, is a Nationally Certified School Nurse (NCSN), currently in her 22nd year as a New Jersey school nurse in the Camden City School District. Robin is the Director for New Jersey to the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Board. She is proud to be a Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Fellow and past Program Mentor. Robin is the honored recipient of multiple awards for her work in school nursing and population health. These awards include, 2019 and 2020 National Association of School Nurses President’s Award, 2018 NCSN School Nurse of the Year, 2017 Johnson & Johnson School Nurse of the Year, and the New Jersey Department of Health 2017 Population Health Hero Award. Robin serves as faculty in the School Nurse Certificate Program at Rutgers University-Camden School of Nursing, where she teaches the next generation of school nurses. She was presented the 2018 Rutgers University – Camden Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award for Part-time Faculty. Robin writes a weekly blog called The Relentless School Nurse. She also writes a monthly column in My American Nurse, the official journal of the American Nurses Association. Robin’s work is included as a case study in The Future of Nursing Report 2020-2030. You can follow Robin on Twitter at @RobinCogan.
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