The Relentless School Nurse: In the News…

Here are links to articles and newsreels about my work: ‘This is going to be bad’ N.J. wasn’t ready for omicron. Can it fix the school chaos and testing woes before the next wave?

NJ Spotlight News: February 11, 2022

Philadelphia Inquirer New Jersey, Delaware to lift COVID-19 mask mandates in schools

NJ Spotlight News: January 25, 2022

NJEA Review – Taking Action with Robin Cogan – pg 44-45 NJ shortens COVID quarantine for schools to 5 days, but medical experts warn of risk by Mary Ann Koruth 

Politico New Jersey: Education advocates demand Murphy administration create statewide school recovery plan Experts call state of NJ education during COVID pandemic ‘heartbreaking’ at hearing

NJ State Senate Education Committee Public Testimony 1-6-22

Hechinger Report – How schools that kept Covid cases low are battling new variants

NBC10 News: School Districts Making Different Decisions About Return to Class

NPR All Things Considered: Already at a breaking point, school nurses grapple with another pandemic puzzle

NASN School Nurse Chat Podcast: Identifying Contagious Disease Outbreaks

Rutgers Camden News Now: A forum for front-line workers Rutgers‒Camden educator offers support to fellow school nurses struggling with stress and anxiety during the pandemic

New York Times: ‘They See Us as the Enemy’: School Nurses Battle Covid-19, and Angry Parents

Burlington County Times: Here’s what a return to school means for student mental health and what to do to help

NJ Spotlight News segment: Contact tracing, quarantines strain school administrators and nurses

Rutgers Camden News Now: Nursing Scholar Earns Prestigious American Academy of Nursing Fellowship for Contributions to the Profession

NJ Spotlight News: School nurses: We’re now the ‘de facto health department’ JOHN MOONEY, EDUCATION WRITER | OCTOBER 8, 2021

Philadelphia Inquirer: NJ School Nurses Juggle COVID with Cuts

Philadelphia Inquirer: N.J. students return for new year with mask mandate in place and schools ready to enforce

Association of Healthcare Journalists – Story Ideas for Covering the Delta Variant and Return to K-12 Classrooms

The 19th Newsroom: ‘We need every tool in our toolbox’: COVID-19 Delta surge threatens to overwhelm school nurses

CNN Opinion: Our children will suffer if adults can’t get school Covid precautions right

School Nursing During a Pandemic, AJN, American Journal of Nursing: August 2021 

Washington Post: School Nurses Say They are Being Left Out of Reopening Conversations

AJN – What Lies Ahead for Nursing

CNBC Schools struggle to get personal protective equipment to reopen safely

PBS NewsHour Extra – Impact of School & Community Gun Violence

Frontline Education – Five Ways School Nurses Can Increase Their Sphere of Influence

Heroes of 2020: An ER Doctor and a School Nurse Saved Lives in Two Different Ways

COVID-19 thrust school nurses onto the frontline

Only one of their children survived Sandy Hook. Now school posed a new threat: The virus.

Nationally certified school nurse on COVID-19 outlook as more U.S. schools reopen

Unsung Heroes: School Nurses Adapting and Innovating in Response to COVID-19

6 Top Questions About COVID-19: What a School Nurse Has to Say

Is it time for more nurses in schools?

USA Today Op-Ed: I’m a New Jersey school nurse. ‘Fingers crossed’ is not an acceptable reopening strategy.

Experts answer your back-to-school questions on ‘Coronavirus House Calls’

Yep, Masks And Protective Gear Are Still Hard To Get — Especially For Small Buyers

America’s School Nursing Crisis Came at the Worst Time

With one nurse for 750 runny-nosed kids, or partying teens, the front line of COVID is now schools | Editorial Posted Aug 02, 2020

Will N.J. schools shut down when teachers or kids test positive? State guidelines are ‘vague,’ officials say. July 30, 2020

You need to ‘mask train’ your kids before schools reopen, N.J. districts say. Here’s how to do it. Jul 20, 2020

CNN interview with Kate Bolduan – 7/12/2020

CNN interview with Erin Burnett – 7/13/2020

FOX29 GoodDay Philadelphia

NBC10: NJ Nurse Speaks on School Reopening Plan

How to Reopen Schools: What Science and Other Countries Teach Us – NY Times 7-11-20

How Medicine Is Clearing Up Mixed Messages on Masks

School Nurses Are the Sewing Reinforcements Camden Needs

When do active shooter drills do more harm than good?

Students Create Gun-Violence Awareness Exhibit for Rutgers–Camden Art Program

Anything Can Be a Canvas in Camden, Even an Old Desk By STEVEN RODAS February 20, 2020

Camden nurse calls for research on whether realistic active shooter drills in schools cause more harm than good

Call to Action from First Responder School Nurses on School Shootings and the Trauma of Drills

Active Shooter Drills May be Doing More Harm Than Good:

Active-Shooter Drills in Schools May Do More Harm Than Good, Says Rutgers–Camden Nursing Scholar

The Relentless School Nurse: How Parents Can Work with School Nurses to Improve Their Kid’s Health by Cathy Cassata

“This must end now”: Nurses mobilize to protest conditions at the border

The future of nursing put under microscope at Penn

Norcross Dedicates Vote for Bipartisan Background Checks Act to Memory of Camden Shooting Survivor Charles Cohen

Art project targets deadly gun violence awareness in Camden schools: ‘I saved a seat for you’

#NoMoreEmptyDesks Uses Art to Speak Out Against Gun Violence

Relentless School Nurse blog included as a 2018 Top Nurse Blog by

School Nursing Through a Therapeutic Lens

Camden School Nurse-Pediatric Roundtable to explore early life trauma

Wide Angle Health

Nursing Connections™ July/August 2018 Edition

Rutgers-Camden School of Nursing: Article on Gun Violence and Nursing Activism

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Article and Video from the Town Hall with Congressman Donald Norcross

Parkland shooting survivor calls for action at South Jersey town hall, says gun violence ‘it’s in the hands of our country’

Four Lessons Learned from School Nurses in New Jersey about Building a Culture of Health


Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden Receives $200,000 New Jersey Nursing Initiative Grant

Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Newsletter

Population Health Heroes Honored by DOH

School nurses and pediatricians team up for better care in Camden

From conversation to action: Community Café sparks grassroots movement in Camden, NJ

Back to school: Camden school nurses take on care coordination