Robin Cogan

Clinical Coordinator of the School Nurse Program
(856) 225-6226

2007 - 2009 MEd Wilmington University Concentration in Counseling
2001 - 2002 NJ School Nurse Certification Program Rowan University
1982 - 1985 ADN Nursing Helene Fuld School of Nursing
1978 - 1982 BA The College of New Jersey Trenton State College Art Therapy and Psychology

  Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN is a Nationally Certified School Nurse (NCSN), currently in her 21st year as a New Jersey school nurse in the Camden City School District. Robin is the Legislative Co-chair for the New Jersey State School Nurses Association. She is proud to be a Johnson & Johnson more

Selected Publications 

Grano, C.A., Gavin, E.M., Cogan, R., (May 31, 2021) "Through the Looking Glass: Reflections from Three School Nurses Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic" OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing Vol. 26, No. 2, Manuscript 4.

Turning Off the ‘School-to-Prison Pipeline’, AJN, American Journal of Nursing: May 2021 - Volume 121 - Issue 5 - p 16 doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000751048.18807.73 - Accompanying podcast:

Cogan, R. (2020, August 12). School Nurses as the New Front Line in the Struggle to Contain COVID. Retrieved August 16, 2020, from

Kass, D., Cogan, R. (2020, August 07). The New COVID-19 First Responders? School Nurses | Opinion. Retrieved September 01, 2020, from

Selekman, J., & Cogan, R. (2020). School Nursing Certification Review [Https://]. Mt. Laurel, New Jersey: NBCSN. 

Cogan, R. (2020). Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Philadelphia Town Hall: Lessons Shared From a Relentless School Nurse. NASN School Nurse. doi: 10.1177/1942602x19896836

Selekman, J., Shannon, R. A., Yonkaitis, C. F., Conway, S., Cogan, R., & Chewey, L. (2019). School nursing: A comprehensive text (Third, pp. 116–135). essay, F. A. Davis Company. 

Cogan, R., Nickitas, D.M., Mazyck, D. et al. Curr Trauma Rep (2019). Link to open access article: School Nurses Share Their Voices, Trauma, and Solutions by Sounding the Alarm on Gun Violence

Cogan, R., & Kiefner, J. (2019, September 1). COMPLEMENTARY COLLABORATORS: SCHOOL COUNSELORS AND SCHOOL NURSES. Retrieved September 30, 2019, from

Cogan, R. (2019). Creating Partnerships that Reflect the Collective Will of Healthcare Professionals: An Interview with Megan Ranney. Nursing Economics, 37(3), May/June 2019. Retrieved from

Cogan, R. (2018). Guest Editorial, Nursing Economics Journal: NURSING ECONOMIC$/March-April 2018/Vol. 36/No. 2.

Betancourt, J., & Cogan, R. (2019). Sesame Street and School Nurses Join in a “Circle of Care”. NASN School Nurse. doi:10.1177/1942602x18822514

Kiefner, J., Cogan, R. and Conway, S. (2018). Power of the Past, Celebrate the Present, Force of the Future Part 2: Our Story—NASN’s Second 25 Years. NASN School Nurse, 33(5), pp.299-308.

Cogan, R., Conway, S., and Atkins, J. (2017). Redesigning School Nursing Education in New Jersey to Address the Challenges and Opportunities of Population Health. NASN School Nurse, 32(2), pp.83-86.

Honors and Distinctions 

 2021 - Induction as a Fellow in The American Academy of Nursing (Class 2021 - Official as of October 9, 2021)
2020- National Association of School Nurses (NASN) President’s Award

2020 -Global Hero Award GLMA (previously known as the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association) as part of the Nursing Mutual Aid Collective that I co-founded in 3/2020.

2019-  NASN President’s Award

2019-  Fellow of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing

2018 – National Board of Certification for School Nurses 2018 NCSN of the Year

2018 – Rutgers-Camden Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence

2017 - Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership School Nurse of the Year

2017 - NJDOH 2017 Population Health Hero Award recipient

2017 - NJSSNA Camden County "School Nurses Who Make A Difference Award."

2016 - Inspirational Leadership Award - Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Institute

2015 - Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Fellow

NCSN - Nationally Certified School Nurse
Professional Organizations 
American Nurses Association
New Jersey Nurses Association
National Association of School Nurses
New Jersey State School Nurses Association