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The Relentless School Nurse shares thoughts on COVID-19 with Johnson & Johnson

By: Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN

My goal when I started The Relentless School Nurse blog was to contribute to amplifying the voice of school nursing. With that in mind, I am super excited to share that on Tuesday, September 22nd at noon ET, Lisa Ling will be interviewing me LIVE on her show Road to a Vaccine sponsored by Johnson & Johnson.  Oh my goodness, I am nervous, excited, and humbled. I am looking forward to our conversation about school nursing in the midst of a pandemic. The amazing team at J&J wrote an article about our upcoming conversation. The link is included below.

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

In the next few days, five of my incredible colleagues will be featured in a Notes on NursingSchool Nursing Round-Up article on J&J’s website. I will be sure to share that in an upcoming blog post too! Thank you to the readers of this blog, who have supported my work through your kind words, sharing your stories, and most of all, your friendship and collegiality. We are all struggling to find safety in this unsafe world and your support lifts my spirits.

Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN is a Nationally Certified School Nurse (NCSN), currently in her 20th year as a New Jersey school nurse in the Camden City School District. She serves on several national boards including The American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine (AFFIRM), a gun violence prevention research non-profit organization and the National Board of Certification for School Nurses (NBCSN). Robin is the Legislative Chair for the New Jersey State School Nurses Association (NJSSNA). 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 2019 National Association of School Nurses (NASN) 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. You can also follow her on Twitter at @RobinCogan.

The views and opinions expressed by My Nurse Influencer contributors are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of the American Nurses Association, the Editorial Advisory Board members, or the Publisher, Editors and staff of American Nurse Journal. These are opinion pieces and are not peer reviewed.

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