Adopt a School Nurse is a crowd-sourced donation program to equip school nurses with much-needed air-purifies for our school health offices. School buildings’ HVAC systems are woefully inadequate, keeping many brick and mortar schools closed. For those that have opened, school nurses are working to keep students and staff safe under extreme circumstances. Many of us do not have the necessary medical-grade personal protective equipment, let alone air purifiers, for our health offices. Budgets are strained and nerves are frayed, but here is an opportunity to ask for assistance!
Published by Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN
Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN is a Nationally Certified School Nurse (NCSN), currently in her 21st year as a New Jersey school nurse in the Camden City School District. Robin is the Legislative Co-chair for the New Jersey State School Nurses Association. 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. View all posts by Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN