How fun to be on the cover of Nurse Deck! This picture was taken this summer at our NASN conference. It was my first time attending as the Director for New Jersey. You can see my excitement, wrinkles and all. I wear them proudly for my 62 years, 37 as a nurse and 22 as a school nurse. I have earned them, like so many of colleagues. Here we go again friends, back to school, year number four of COVID. But, as Glennon Doyle says, “we can do hard things.”
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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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1 thought on “The Relentless School Nurse: Nurse Deck – The Insider’s Perspective of Nursing”
Great job! You describe the reality so clearly and always offer solutions. This is a really good read!!