I received this message from the Radical Nurse’s Collective and felt inspired to share:
In partnership community organizer, poet, and teacher Jason Magabo Perez, Radical Nurses Collective is hosting Nursing Solidarity: A StoryCircle in hopes of achieving the aims of holding space for nurses and the grassroots, organic knowledges they bring to radically transformative justice and to promote a genuine, humble, and transparent politics of solidarity and accountability across various communities.
Though these objectives are broadly applicable for nursing in all settings and times, we feel an especial urgency to create this space for nurses now as they navigate the Covidicene. We have planned our first storycircle for June 11, 2020 at 1930 ET/1630 PT with future dates to be determined.
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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