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Robin Adair Shannon, DNP, RN, NCSN, PHNA-BC, FNASN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Director, School Nurse Certificate Program

Department of Population Health Nursing Science

Contact

Building & Room:

NURS 1038

Address:

845 S. Damen Ave., MC 802, Chicago, IL 60612

Office Phone:

312.413.3116

About

My professional and academic expertise is in the specialty practice of school nursing with special interest in school health policy development and protecting the rights of students with disabilities and special healthcare needs.  I am a co-editor of the National Association of School Nurses’ (NASN) School Nursing A Comprehensive Text. I created a Model for Developing Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines for School Nursing under the auspices of NASN as a standardized structure and systematic methodology for nurse scholars to compose rigorous practice guidelines. I am working to roll out this CPG Model to other nursing specialties. Ask me about it!

Selected Grants

National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute, Improving Sickle cell care in Adolescents and Adults in Chicago (ISAAC), Co-investigator (2016-2019)

Selected Publications

Selekman, J., Shannon, R. A., & Yonkaitis, C. F. (Eds.) (2019). School Nursing: A Comprehensive Text (3rd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company

Cory, A., & Shannon, R. A. (2019). The student’s family. In J. Selekman, R. A. Shannon, & C. F. Yonkaitis (Eds.), School nursing: A comprehensive text (3rd ed.) (pp. 240-259). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company.

Leingang, C. H., Shannon, R. A., & Mecham, J. Student behavior assessment and management. In J. Selekman, R. A. Shannon, & C. F. Yonkaitis (Eds.), School nursing: A comprehensive text (3rd ed.) (pp.742- 755). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company.

McClanahan., R., Kahn, P., & Shannon, R. A. (2019). School health office management. In J. Selekman, R. A. Shannon, & C. F. Yonkaitis (Eds.), School nursing: A comprehensive text (3rd ed.) (pp. 888-908). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company.

Shannon, R. A., & Guilday, P. (2019). Emergency and disaster preparedness and response in schools. In J. Selekman, R. A. Shannon, & C. F. Yonkaitis (Eds.), School nursing: A comprehensive text (3rd ed.) (pp. 457-477). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company.

Shannon, R.A., & Haynie, K. (2019). Wellness promotion for school staff. In J. Selekman, R. A. Shannon, & C. F. Yonkaitis (Eds.), School nursing: A comprehensive text (3rd ed.) (pp. 922-937). Philadelphia, PA: F. Davis Company.

Yonkaitis, C.F., & Shannon, R. A. (2019). Health and education plans for students with special healthcare needs. In J. Selekman, R. A. Shannon, & C. F. Yonkaitis (Eds.), School nursing: A comprehensive text (3rd ed.) (pp.172-199). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis       Company.

Shannon, R. A. (2019). Emergency and disaster nursing in schools (accepted for publication). In C. Goodhue & N. Blake (Eds.). Nursing management of pediatric disasters. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG

Shannon, R. A., & Maughan, E. D. (online, October, 2019). A model for developing evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for school nursing. Journal of School Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1177/1059840519880938

Lepkowski, A., Shannon, R. A., & Maughan, E. D. (online, October, 2019). Validating a model for developing evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for school nursing. Journal of School Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1177/1059840519881771

Shannon, R. A. (2018). School nursing EBP clinical guidelines: What they are and are not, and why they matter, NASN School Nurse, 3(2), 104-105. doi: 10.1177/1942602X17753602

Shannon, R. A. & Holman, C.F. (2017). Sickle cell disease. In S. Will, M.J. & Zaiger, D.S. (Eds). Individualized Healthcare Plans for The School Nurse, pp. 899-914. North Branch, MN: Sunrise River Press.

Shannon, R. A. & Yonkaitis, C.F. (2017). The role of the school nurse in the special education process, Part 2: Eligibility determination and the individual education program. NASN School Nurse, 3(4), 249-254. doi:10.1177/1942602X17709505

Yonkaitis, C.F. & Shannon, R. A. (2017). The role of the school nurse in the special education process, Part I: Student identification & evaluation. NASN School Nurse, 32(3), 179-184. doi:10.1177/1942602X17700677

Shannon, R. A. (2016). A clinical translation of the article titled “Evidence for implementation of the Early Start Denver Model for young children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 21(5), 348-342. doi:10.1177/107839021562263

Shannon, R. A. & Minchella, L. (2015). Students requiring personal nursing care in school: Nursing care models and a checklist for school nurses. NASN School Nurse, 30(2), 76-80. doi:10.1177/1942602X15569781

Shannon, R. A. & Kubelka, S. (2013). Reducing the risks of delegation: Use of procedure skills checklists for unlicensed assistive personnel in schools, Part 2. NASN School Nurse, 28(5), 222-226. doi:10.1177/1942602X13490030

Shannon, R. A. & Kubelka, S. (2013). Reducing the risks of delegation: Use of procedure skills checklists for unlicensed assistive personnel in schools, Part 1. NASN School Nurse, 28(4),178-181. doi:10.1177/1942602X13489886

Shannon, R.A., Bergren, M. D., & Matthews, A. (2010). Frequent visitors: Somatization in school-age children and implications for school nurses. The Journal of School Nursing, 26(3), 169-182. doi:10.1177/1059840509356777

Service to Community

I serve on the National Board for Certification of School Nurses as  the Examination Committee Chair. I am the Co-chair of the National Association of School Nurses Educators Special Interest Group.

Notable Honors

2020, Fellow of the National Academy of School Nurses, National Association of School Nursing

Education

Doctor of Nursing Practice in Advanced Population Health
UIC College of Nursing, 2017

Master of Science in Nursing
Advanced Community Health Nursing/School Nursing Clinical Specialist
UIC College of Nursing, 2017

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, 1982

Licensures and Certifications

National Certified School Nurse

Public Health Nurse Advanced- Board Certified

Illinois Professional Educator License - School Nurse