Online Program

FREE Public Health Issue: Firearms Impacting Student Safety in Schools


This program was taped from a presentation on November 6, 2018 by Robin Cogan.  She discusses the statistics of firearm violence on students in our schools and communities.  Robin also discusses her story about finding her nursing advocacy voice for this public health issue.
This is not a political presentation.    

     Robin Cogan MEd, RN, NCSN School Nurse Advocate NJ


Cost: Free

Contact Hours 0.0


After this program, the learner will be able to:

1. Identify the national statistics about firearm deaths/injuries for children ages 0-17.
2. Recognize the historical reasons for the lack of research for this public health issue.
3. Identify some prevention solutions for this public health issue.
4. Recognize how utilizing social media can assist nurses with public health adocacy.


Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN
is a Nationally Certified School Nurse (NCSN), currently in her 18th year as a New Jersey school nurse in the Camden City School District. Robin is the Education Chair for the New Jersey State School Nurses Association. She is proud to be a Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Fellow and Program Mentor. She has been recognized in her home state of New Jersey and nationally for her community-based initiative called “The Community Café: A Conversation That Matters.” Robin is the honored recipient of multiple awards for her work in school nursing and population health. These awards include, 2018 NCSN School Nurse of the Year, 2017 Johnson & Johnson School Nurse of the Year, and the New Jersey Department of Health 2017 Population Health Hero Award. Robin serves as faculty in the School Nurse Specialty Program at Rutgers University-Camden School of Nursing, where she teaches the next generation of school nurses. She was presented the 2018 Rutgers University – Camden Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award for Part-time Faculty. Robin writes a weekly blog called The Relentless School Nurse, you can access it on her website: https://

Presenter Disclosure Statement:

The planners and speaker for this program have no Conflict of Interest to declare.

There was no Commercial Support for this program.

Continuing Education Information:

The School Health Academy provides these continuing education hours through Northeastern University School of Nursing. Northeastern University School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC’s) commission on accreditation.

Planners and presenters of this program have no conflict of interest to disclose and no commercial support has been provided for this program Participants successfully completing this program will receive a statement of credit for contact hours. Statements of Credit may be printed on-line after successful completion of the learning assessment.


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