Congratulations to Julie Richman MSN,RN,CSN-NJ.
It is with great pleasure New Jersey State School Nurses Association recognizes and honors Julie Richman, MSN, RN, CSN-NJ. Nurse Richman works as a Co-Nurse Coordinator with Dale Cropley RN, CST, MA for Roxbury School District in Morris County, NJ. Roxbury School District houses over 3700 students, throughout seven buildings covering grades kindergarten through 12. Nurse Richman together with Mrs. Cropley, coordinates the nursing service department. The district has 7 certified nurses and one RN. Additionally, Mrs. Richman, together with another RN, provides school nursing services to her own population of high school students as well as an early childhood education program. Nurse Richman’s work encompasses a multi-faceted role. This includes but is not limited to the following: submitting state mandated health reports; coordinating educational programs for district nurses; serving on district and community committees, as well as professional organizations, as a member or in a leadership role; product and supply inventory and maintenance; and district policy and regulation development, to name a few. Nurse Richman succeeds in maintaining current, evidenced-based school nursing practice in her district by collaborating with proper stakeholders to assist in formulating her district policies and nursing practice protocols on current research. For example, Nurse Richman is proud of her district's initiation and approval of an Opioid Overdose Response Plan. This policy has been in place even without prompting by NJ law. She is currently leading a nursing committee to fine tune a procedure that will be utilized in conjunction with the new policy, It is nurse Richman’s foresight and data collection mindset which prompts other district nurses to often seek her advise on a multitude of issues that affect current nursing practice.Through her efforts collating data for her district's Nursing Service Plan, the Roxbury school district recognized the need for a part time permanent substitute nurse position to supplement the professional needs of the existing staff. Ultimately, this led to the creation of two separate part-time positions that could be job shared to make the position even more flexible for both potential candidates and nursing staff. Roxbury is currently trying to fill those positions. Nurse Richman works tirelessly on behalf of her nursing staff to support their practice and provide them with adequate resources so they may deliver high quality, efficient school nursing services. She does this by serving on the Morris County School Nurses executive board and had done so for the last five years. She currently serves as president elect or first VP. She has served in some capacity for the organization for more than ten years. She interfaces with other professionals across NJ and brings that knowledge to her colleagues to disseminate best practice and current NJ law. Nurse Richman’s nursing staff praise her knowledge, communication skills, collegiality, expertise in managing challenging situations, and open-door policy. The Roxbury School District community thrives, without a doubt, in part due to the dedication and commitment of Nurse Richman.