Robinson, Joanne P.
Associate Professor; Chairperson
Ph.D., APRN, BC, University of Pennsylvania, 1995
Professional Summary/CV [.PDF]
Department of Nursing, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Camden; Rutgers
Areas of Interest
Nursing care of older adults, nursing care of older men with urologic symptoms, nursing care in nursing homes.
Nursing theory and research, nursing care of older adults, urinary incontinence in nursing home residents, post-prostatectomy incontinence, lower urinary tract symptoms in men with Parkinson's disease, restraint-free care in nursing homes.
Memberships and Professional Service
Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society for Nursing (Counselor, Alpha Tau Chapter 1985-87); International Continence Society; Gerontological Society of America; Eastern Nursing Research Society (Nominating Committee 2001-03); Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (Research Committee 1997 – present; Chairperson, Task Force for Development of a Young Investigators Program, 2001-02).
Grants, Honors, and Awards
K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award, National Institute of Nursing Research, 2004-08; Hollister Grant for Continence Nursing, Center for Clinical Investigation, Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Association, 2004-07; Hurdis M. Griffith Faculty Research Award, Rutgers College of Nursing, 2004; Best Presentation of a Research Poster, Society of Urologic Nurses & Associates, 2000.
Academic Interests and Plans
My program of research focuses on developing and testing nursing interventions for older men with lower urinary tract symptoms, particularly those suffering from urinary incontinence following surgery for prostate cancer, and those suffering from overactive bladder and other neurourologic symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. Nursing care in nursing homes, particularly care for residents with urinary incontinence and dementia, has been a competing focus and remains a priority for future work.