On episode 249 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing career podcast, Keith interviews Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, “The Relentless School Nurse”, about her deep insights into the impact of gun violence on schools and 21st-century society.
Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN is a Nationally Certified School Nurse (NCSN), currently in her 19th year as a New Jersey school nurse in the Camden City School District. Robin is the Legislative 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. She has been recognized in her home state of New Jersey and nationally for her community-based initiative called “The Community Café: A Conversation That Matters.”
Robin is the honored recipient of multiple awards for her work in school nursing and population health. These awards include the 2019 National Association of School Nurses President’s Award; the 2018 NCSN School Nurse of the Year; the 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 Specialty 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. You can also follow her on Twitter at @RobinCogan.
Topics from our conversation:
- Gun violence press conference organized by Congresswoman Lauren Underwood – video #1
- Gun violence press conference – video #2
- Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14)
- Gun violence prevention activism
- Amplifying the voice of school nursing through social media
- School Nurses as Chief Wellness Officers
- Blogging as a platform for activism
- School nursing and social justice
- From art therapist to school nurse: Robin’s nursing journey
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