The Relentless School Nurse blog was launched in 2017 and each year I share the most widely read blogs. When I ran the data for 2021, the top 5 blogs are a window into another challenging year of pandemic school nursing. Thank you to the readers of my blog. I have the deepest appreciation to you for taking the time to read, share, and comment on The Relentless School Nurse blog topics. Special appreciation to those guest bloggers whose stories I had the privilege to publish this year.
As we turn the calendar to 2022, I am sitting in a space of reflection on what has happened and what is coming. Part of me wants to stay in bed with the covers over my head and the other part of me wants to seize this new year with the ferocity of protection that will be required to continue to keep students and school staff safe.
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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