The Hope Matrix


In this episode of The Hope Matrix Podcast, host Kathryn Goetzke talks with Robin Cogan, a Nationally Certified School Nurse entering her 24th year in the Camden City School District of New Jersey. Robin also serves as the New Jersey Director of the National Association of School Nurses.


Robin shares her experiences working during the Covid-19 pandemic and discusses the crucial role of school nurses in promoting resilience, self-care, and hope. Kathryn and Robin talk about the need for mental health support, education, and resources to prevent gun violence and manage feelings of hopelessness. They also explore the challenges school nurses face and the need for solutions and a supportive community.


Robin highlights her efforts during the pandemic, including her blog “The Relentless School Nurse,” and her upcoming visit to the White House as part of a group focused on preventing gun violence.


Join us for an inspiring conversation about resilience, hope, and the vital role of school nurses in keeping our schools safe, healthy, and hopeful.


About Robin Cogan:


Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN is a Nationally Certified School Nurse, entering her 24th year as a New Jersey school nurse in the Camden City School District. Robin is the New Jersey Director of the National Association of School Nurses. She is proud to be a Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Fellow and past program mentor. Robin has been honored by multiple awards for her work in school nursing and population health. She serves as faculty in the School Nurse Certificate Program at Rutgers University-Camden School of Nursing. Robin writes The Relentless School Nurse, a popular blog. Her extensive work in school nursing was included as a case study in the National Academies of Medicine Future of Nursing 2030 report. You can follow Robin on Twitter at @RobinCogan.


Check out Robin Cogan’s Hope Story, and be inspired to write your own!