Here are links to my publications:

Cogan, R. (September 2, 2021). School nurses: In the eye of the storm. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 59(9), 2–3. 

Sasson, C., & Cogan, R. (2021, August 2). Opinion: Our children will suffer if adults can’t get school Covid Precautions right. CNN Opinion: Our children will suffer if adults can’t get school Covid precautions right. 

Grano, C.A., Gavin, E.M., Cogan, R., (May 31, 2021) “Through the Looking Glass: Reflections from Three School Nurses Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic” OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing Vol. 26, No. 2, Manuscript 4.

Turning Off the ‘School-to-Prison Pipeline’, AJN, American Journal of Nursing: May 2021 – Volume 121 – Issue 5 – p 16 doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000751048.18807.73 – Accompanying podcast:

Cogan, R. (2020, August 26). I’m a New Jersey school nurse. ‘Fingers crossed’ is not an acceptable reopening strategy. [Editorial]. USA Today.

Cogan, R. (2020, August 07). The New COVID-19 First Responders? School Nurses | Opinion. Retrieved September 01, 2020, from

Selekman, J., & Cogan, R. (2020). School Nursing Certification Review [Https://]. Mt. Laurel, New Jersey: NBCSN. Retrieved August 16, 2020.

Cogan, R. (2020, August 12). School Nurses as the New Front Line in the Struggle to Contain COVID. Retrieved August 16, 2020, from

Cogan, R. (2020). Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Philadelphia Town Hall: Lessons Shared From a Relentless School Nurse. NASN School Nurse. doi: 10.1177/1942602×19896836

Cogan, R., Nickitas, D.M., Mazyck, D. et al. Curr Trauma Rep (2019).  Link to Open Access article: School Nurses Share Their Voices, Trauma, and Solutions by Sounding the Alarm on Gun Violence

The Impact of Gun Violence Across Three Generations

Cogan, R., & Kiefner, J. (2019, September 1). COMPLEMENTARY COLLABORATORS: SCHOOL COUNSELORS AND SCHOOL NURSES. Retrieved September 30, 2019, from

Guest Editorial, Nursing Economics Journal: NURSING ECONOMIC$/May-June 2019/Vol. 37/No. 3.

Cogan, R. (2019). Creating Partnerships that Reflect the Collective Will of Healthcare Professionals: An Interview with Megan Ranney. Nursing Economics, 37(3), May/June 2019. Retrieved from

Op-ed in the Star-Ledger June 2, 2019: What would MLK say about all the shootings, gun violence? Ask a school nurse.

Betancourt, J., & Cogan, R. (2019). Sesame Street and School Nurses Join in a “Circle of Care”. NASN School Nurse. doi:10.1177/1942602×18822514

Pediatric Adversity and Early Brain Development A toolkit for the integration of social determinants of health into curricula  (Two blog posts are included as recommended reading! Module 4, page 14)

AFFIRM Research – Perspectives: No More Empty Desks

Promoting Health and Learning School Nursing Practice in New Jersey’s Public Schools Practice Guide (Collaborating author and member of the NJSSNA steering committee)

Trauma-Responsive Schools Must Be the New Gold Standard in Education.

Guest Editorial: Why I Became a School Nurse Activist

Redesigning School Nursing Education in New Jersey to Address the Challenges and Opportunities of Population Health

NJ AAP National Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month E-Newsletter

Pediatricians + School Nurses = Powerful Partners