Kevin R. Emmons

Clinical Associate Professor
Additional Titles 
Program Director, Traditional Programs, Center of Academic Excellence – Division of Baccalaureate Nursing Practice
Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden
530 Federal Street
Room 437
Camden, NJ 08102
(856) 225-6926

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
Wound care
Palliative wound care
Symptom management and quality of life
Pressure injuries
International health care and service learning
Emergency/trauma nursing
Military nursing

Dr. Kevin Emmons is a clinical expert in wound care with a particular focus on quality of life and symptom management among persons with complex wounds. As a clinical scholar, he has numerous publications and presentations that predominantly focus on integrating concepts of palliative wound care more

Selected Publications 

Chapters in Books or Monographs

Emmons, K.R. & Dale, B. (2016). Palliative Wound Care in Doughty, D.B. & McNichol, L. (Eds). Wound, Ostomy and Continence Society Core Curriculum: Wound Management. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Published Articles

Long, M.A., Emmons, K.R. & Chovan, J.D. (2018). Building expert consensus on including indicators of moisture-associated skin damage in the Nursing Database of Nursing Quality Indicators. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing.

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

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. (2013). Urinary incontinence severity and quality of life instruments. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 40(4), 350-354.

Articles in Non-refereed or General Journals

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

Honors and Distinctions 

Professional Honors and Awards

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 — ongoing Director-at-Large, Board of Directors, Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society

2018-ongoing — Research Committee, Eta Mu Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing.

2017-ongoing — Co-Chair, Wound Track. The National Conference Planning Committee. Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society annual conference.

2015 to 2017 — Member, Board of Directors, American Professional Wound Care Association.

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, SP013577
Advanced Practice Nurse, State of New Jersey, 26NJ00488900
Registered Nurse, State of New Jersey, RN554431
Registered Nurse, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 26NR12907600
Certified Wound Care Nurse (CWCN), Wound, Ostomy and Continence Certification Board, 2005453294, Current
Prehospital Trauma Life Support, NAEMT/ACS, Current
Basic Life Support, AHA, Current
Advanced Cardiac Life Support, AHA, Current
Professional Organizations 
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN)
Delaware Valley Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (DVWOCN)
American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA)
American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)
Clinical Expertise 
Wound care, palliative wound care, advanced wound therapies, pressure ulcers, nonhealing wounds, ultrasound guided PICC line/midline placement