Kevin R. Emmons

Clinical Assistant Professor
Contact Information
Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden
530 Federal Street, Room 329
Camden, NJ 08102
(856) 225-6926
DrNP: Drexel University (Nursing)
Post Master's Certificate: University of Massachusetts-Boston (Adult/Gerontologic Nurse Practitioner)
Certificate: Metropolitan State University (Wound Care)
MSN: Drexel University (Nursing Education)
BSN: Rutgers University
Selected Publications: 

Emmons, K.R. & Robinson, J.P. (in press) Impact of urinary incontinence on older adults and their caregivers. Journal of Geriatric Care Management.

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 Healthcare Nurse, 30(1), 48-53.

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

Carson, D., Emmons, K.R., Falone, W., & Preston, A.M. (2012). Development of a Pressure Ulcer Program Across a University Health System. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 27(1).

Emmons, K.R. & Lachman V.D. (2010). Palliative Wound Care: A concept analysis. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 37(6), 639-644.

Rappl, L.M., Emmons, K.R., et al. (2010) Comparing Wound Care Certifications: Wound care clinicians sound off. Ostomy Wound Management, 56 (1).

Wu, S.H., Chulhyun, A., Emmons, K.R., & Salcido, R. (2009). Pressure Ulcers in Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury: Prevention and management. Advances in Skin & Wound Care, 22(6), 273-284.

Emmons, K.R. & Newland, E. (2009). Intent to Prevent: Pressure ulcers and orthotics. Rehab Management, 22(2), 34-37.

Certified Wound Care Nurse (CWCN): Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing
Certification Board
Wound Care Certified (WCC): National Alliance of Wound Care
Diplomat of the American Professional Wound Care Association
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (AGPCNP-BC): American Nurses Credential Center
Research Interest: 

Palliative wound management

Pressure ulcers

Nonhealing wounds


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

2009 Helen McClelland Award for Clinical Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania Health System Nursing Excellence Awards for GSPP

2009 Outstanding Clinical Scholar, Doctoral Nursing Program, Drexel University

2007 Sigma Theta Tau-Honor Society of Nursing, Nu Eta Chapter Induction

2004 Rutgers Award for Outstanding Leadership and Community Service

Funded Grants: 

Wounds at the end of life: Wound symptoms and severity, quality of life, and patient reported symptoms and preferences for care. Regenesis Biomedical and The Center for Clinical Investigation of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society grant for slow healing wounds, 2010.

Sawtooth Software grant for statistical software packages, 2010.

Selected Presentations: 

The Wound Care Two Step: Integrating Palliative Care Principles Into Everyday Practice. Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society 46th Annual Conference. Nashville, TN. June 2014.

Wounds at End of Life: Wound Symptoms and Severity, Quality of Life, andn Patient-Reported Symptoms and Preferences for Care. Poster presentation at the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society 45th Annual Conference. Seattle, WA. June, 2013.

Palliative Wound Management. WOCN Northeast Region Annual Conference. Princeton, NJ. October 2012.

Palliative Wound Care: Translating concepts into practice. Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, Southeastern Pennsylvania meeting.  September, 2011. Invited speaker.

Development of a pressure ulcer program across a University Health System. Accepted for poster presentation at the 43th Annual Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society Conference.  June 2011, New Orleans, LA.

Development of a comprehensive evidence based pressure ulcer program. Accepted poster. National Association of Long Term Hospital Education Conference.  October 21, 2010, Las Vegas, NV.

Pressure Ulcer Management Across the Continuum of Care. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Philadelphia Regional Office and the Consortium for Quality Improvement and Survey & Certification Operation Regional Stakeholders Meeting.   September 16, 2010, Philadelphia, PA. Invited Speaker.

Pennsylvania’s pressure ulcer journey: Past, present and future. The Hospital and Health System Association of Pennsylvania, Health Care Improvement Foundation, and the Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA.  May 4, 2010. Invited speaker.

Palliative wound care: Principles and application. University of Pennsylvania, Palliative care graduate school program. April, 2010

Men in Nursing: Learning to cope as a nontraditional minority. University Pennsylvania School of Nursing sponsored by the Male Association of Nurses. October, 2009.

September 2008, The use of electronic medical records in the prevention, assessment and management of wounds in the intensive care unit. ICU Electronic Medical Record conference. Baltimore, MD.  September, 2008.

October 2008, The concomitant effects of routine pan-culturing upon hospital admission: Nursing implications. Poster presentation. Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, Annual Summit. Collegeville PA.

Professional Organizations: 
Chair, Scholarship Committee. Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society, 2011-2013.
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society
American Professional Wound Care Association
National Alliance of Wound Care
Pennsylvania State Nurses Association
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing -Eta Mu Chapter
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing -Nu Eta Chapter
Wound Council of Enterostomal Therapists
Clinical Expertise: 
Wound care, palliative wound care, advanced wound therapies, pressure ulcers, nonhealing wounds, ultrasound guided PICC line/midline placement