Kevin R. Emmons

DrNP, RN, APN, AGPCNP-BC, CWCN, CFCN
Associate Dean, Center of Excellence in Interprofessional Practice, Education and Innovation (CEIPEI) and Clinical Associate Professor
Additional Titles 
Program Director, Veterans Serving Veterans (VSV) Nursing Fellowship Program
Kevin-Emmons
Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden
530 Federal Street
Room 437
Camden, NJ 08102
Phone 
(856) 225-6926

Education 
DrNP (Nursing): Drexel University, 2012
Postgraduate Certificate (Adult and Gerontologic Primary Care Nurse Practitioner) : University of Massachusetts-Boston, 2013
MSN (Nursing Education and Faculty Role): Drexel University, 2007
Post Baccalaureate Certificate (Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse Education Program): WebWOC/Metropolitan State University, 2007
BSN (Nursing): Rutgers University–Camden, 2004
Expertise 
Wound care
Palliative wound care
Symptom management and quality of life
Pressure injuries
International health care and service learning
Emergency/trauma nursing
Military nursing
Biography 

Rutgers Faculty Webpage

Dr. Kevin Emmons is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Rutgers, School of Nursing-Camden.  He teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate level, preparing students to care for pat...read more

Selected Publications 

Chapters in Books or Monographs

Emmons, K.R. & Dale, B. (2021). Palliative wound care. In McNichol, L.L., Ratliff, C., & Yates, S. (Eds.), Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society core curriculum: Wound management (2nd ed., pp. 775-791). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Emmons, K.R. & Dale, B. (2016). Palliative wound care. In Doughty, D.B. & McNichol, L. (Eds.). Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society core curriculum: Wound management (pp. 690-703).  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Published Articles

Pontieri-Lewis, V., Emmons, K.R., Scardillo, J., Berke, C., Bryant, D., Yates, S., & Kent, D.J. (2021). COVID-19 Skin Manifestations: A guide for WOC nursing practice. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 48(5), 410-414.

Long, M.A., Emmons, K.R. & Chovan, J.D. (2018). Incontinence-associated dermatitis and intertriginous dermatitis as nurse-sensitive quality indicators. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 45(3), 221-226.

Emmons, K.R., Dale, B., & Crouch, C. (2014). Palliative wound care, part 2: Application of principles. Home Healthcare Nurse, 32(4), 210-222.

Dale, B. & Emmons, K.R. (2014). Palliative wound care: principles of care. Home Health Nurse, 30(1), 48-53.

Emmons, K.R. & Robinson, J.P. (2014). Impact of urinary incontinence on older adults and their caregivers. Journal of Aging Life Care, Spring edition. 

Emmons, K.R. & Robinson, J. (2013). Urinary incontinence severity and quality of life instruments. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 40(4), 350-354

Funding - External 

Emmons, K.R. (PI/PD). Rutgers REACHES Out Initiative: Rutgers Enhanced Access to COVID-19 Health Equity Services Outreach Initiative. Health Equity Response COVID-19 grant, New Jersey Department of Health. August 2021- July 2022. Funded: $472,124

Emmons, K. R. (PI/PD). Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden’s community vaccination program for hard-to-reach populations in targeted areas of Camden County. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/New Jersey Health Initiatives Grant. July 2021-September 2021. Funded: $94,792

Emmons, K.R. (PI/PD). Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, P.L. 116-136 (CARES Act) Supplemental Funding for Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Grants. Grant for preventing, preparing for, and responding to COVID-19. 1-year grant 2020-2021. Funded: $64,285

Emmons, K.R. (PI/PD), Cantwell, E.R., Linz, S., & Whiting, R. (Project Team). Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR)- Veteran Nurses in Primary Care (VNPC) Training Program. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Health Workforce Grant, 3-year grant 2019-2022. Funded:  $1,500,000

Honors and Distinctions 

Professional Honors and Awards

2021 — Chancellor’s Award for Civic Engagement, Signature Partnership Award for COVID-19 Response, Rutgers University-Camden

2020 — American Academy of Nursing recognition for “courageous efforts during the coronavirus pandemic”

2019 — Chancellor’s Award for Civic Engagement, Rutgers University-Camden

2017 — Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award, Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden

2014 — Outstanding Nurse Educator Award, Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden

2010 — Quality and Patient Safety Award, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Pressure Ulcer Management Across System Hospitals: A Comprehensive Evidence Based Approach. 

2010  — Helen McClelland Award for Clinical Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania Health System/GSPP, Nursing Excellence Award. 

Offices Held in Scholarly and Professional Societies

2018-present — Director-at-Large, Board of Directors for the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (elected to two terms)

2021-present — Co-Chair, National Conference Planning Committee for the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society

2020-present — Faculty Advisor for the Eta Mu Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing

2018-2020 — Research Committee for the Eta Mu Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing

2017-2021 — Co-Chair and member, Wound Track, National Conference Planning Committee for the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society

Certifications 
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Advanced Practice Nurse, State of New Jersey
Registered Nurse, State of New Jersey
Registered Nurse, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Certified Wound Care Nurse (CWCN), Wound, Ostomy and Continence Certification Board
Certified Foot Care Nurse (CFCN), Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Certification Board
Advanced Cardiac Life Support, AHA, Current
Basic Life Support, AHA
Advanced Cardiac Life Support, AHA
Professional Organizations 
American Nurses Association (ANA)
American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA)
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN)
Delaware Valley Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (DVWOCN)
Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)
Clinical Expertise 
Wound care, palliative wound care, service learning, veteran education, community-based population health