Joanne P. Robinson

Professor, Founding Dean
Contact Information
Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden
530 Federal Street, Room 443
Camden, NJ 08102
(856) 225-6544
PhD: University of Pennsylvania, Nursing
MA: University of Pennsylvania, Social Gerontology
MS: Rutgers University, Community Health Nursing
BS: William Paterson College, Nursing
Selected Publications: 

Robinson, J.P., Weiss, R., Avi-Itzhak, T., & McCorkle, R. (2009). "Pilot-testing of a theory-based pelvic floor training intervention for radical prostatectomy patients" [abstract]. Neurourology and Urodynamics, 28(7), 682-683.

Robinson, J.P., Nuamah, I., Bradway, C.W., & McCorkle, R. (2008). "Effects of pelvic floor muscle exercise training on urinary symptoms and quality of life post-prostatectomy: A randomized clinical trial." International Journal of Urologic Nursing, 2(1), 3-13.

Robinson, J.P., Avi-Itzhak, T., & McCorkle, R. (2007). "Psychometric properties of the Male Urogenital Distress Inventory (MUDI) and Male Urinary Symptom Impact Questionnaire (MUSIQ) in radical prostatectomy patients." Urologic Nursing, 27(6), 512-518.

McCorkle, R., Siefert, M.L., Dowd, M.F., Robinson, J.P., & Pickett, M. (2007). "Effects of advanced practice nursing on patient and spouse depressive symptoms, sexual function, and marital interaction after radical prostatectomy." Urologic Nursing, 27(1), 65-77.

Robinson, J.P. (2006). "Pathology and management of post-prostatectomy incontinence." In D.B. Doughty (Ed.), Urinary and Fecal Incontinence: Current management concepts (3rd ed.). St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.

Lucas, J.A., Avi-Itzhak, T., Robinson, J.P., Koren, M.J., & Reinhard, S. (2005). "Continuous Quality Improvement as an Innovation: Which nursing facilities adopt it?" The Gerontologist, 45(1), 68-77.

Robinson, J.P., Lucas, J.A., Castle, N., Lowe, T., & Crystal, S. (2004). "Consumer Satisfaction in Nursing Homes: Current practices and resident priorities." Research on Aging, 26(4), 454-480.

Clinical specialist, Gerontological Nursing, American Nurses Credentialing Center
Research Interest: 

Post-prostatectomy incontinence Lower urinary tract symptoms in men with Parkinson's disease Nursing care in nursing homes


2009 New Jersey Cancer Research Award for Scientific Excellence, New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research

2008 Catherine-Ann Lawrence Literary Excellence Award, Urologic Nursing, Official Journal of the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates

2008 Network Nexus Research Poster Presentation (representing Eastern Nursing Research Society), State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Research

2004 Hurdis M. Griffith Faculty Research Award, Rutgers College of Nursing-Newark

Funded Grants: 

Principal Investigator, K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Career Development Award, "Urinary Incontinence in Older Men Post Prostatectomy," National Institute for Nursing Research, 9/1/04 - 8/31/08.

Principal Investigator, Hollister Grant for Continence Nursing, "An Investigation of the Quality, Distress, Impact, and Management of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men with Parkinson's Disease," Center for Clinical Investigation, Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society, 9/1/04 - 7/31/07.

Co-Investigator, PADRECC Pilot Grant, "Parkinson's Disease and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men: Implications for caregivers," Parkinson's Research, Education, and Clinical Center (PADRECC), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, 8/1/05 - 7/31/07.

Co-Principal Investigator, Academic Excellence Award, "Planning and Development of an RN to MSN Program," Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate and Professional Education, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 7/1/09-6/30/10.

Selected Presentations: 

October 2009: Pilot-testing of a theory-based pelvic floor training intervention for radical prostatectomy patients. 39th Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society, San Francisco, CA.

May 2008: Recovery of sexual function following radical prostatectomy: Self-reports at post-operative year 1. Annual Retreat on Cancer Research in New Jersey, NJ Commission on Cancer Research, New Brunswick, NJ

March 2008: Validity of the stopwatch urine stream interruption test in radical prostatectomy patients. 20th Annual Scientific Sessions, Eastern Nursing Research Society, Philadelphia, PA.

February 2008: Cognitive, affective, and behavioral dimensions of the lower urinary tract symptom experience in men with Parkinson's disease. 2008 Health Services Research & Development National Meeting, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Baltimore, MD.

February 2008: An explanatory study of the lower urinary tract symptom experience and quality of life in men with Parkinson's disease. 2008 Health Services Research & Development National Meeting, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Baltimore, MD.

Professional Organizations: 
Sigma Theta Tau International, Alpha Tau Chapter
Eastern Nursing Research Society
The Gerontological Society of America
International Continence Society
Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Association
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
New Jersey State Nurses Association/American Nurses Association
Clinical Expertise: 
Gerontological Nursing; Urologic Nursing