Melanie Rogers, MPH, RN, is a COVID19 case investigator in Colorado. She shared a moving series of Tweets about her work. Reading through this thread reveals that contact tracing also takes an emotional toll on those tasked with collecting COVID19 stories. Sometimes the stories do not end happily ever after…
Wear masks, maintain social distancing, be safe, and follow the science, not the hype.
Bio: Melanie Rogers, MPH, BSN, RN is a public health nurse in the state of Colorado. Throughout her years in practice, she has been active in professional organizations for public health nursing and encourages all nurses to get involved with the organizations of their specialties. Melanie can be found on Twitter at @MRogersRN or working with nursing students when they are on public health rotations. She is also the founder of the #NoJournalsNoEPB movement.
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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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