Jill Cox, PhD, RN, APN-c, CWOCN, FAAN

Clinical Professor

Division of Nursing Science


ACK 264

(973) 353-5305

Specialty: Clinical: Wound, ostomy, continence advanced practice nurse; Research: Pressure injury risk detection in critically ill adults

Dr. Jill Cox is an advanced practice nurse, with a subspecialty in wound, ostomy and continence nursing. She has extensive clinical experience in the management with various types of wounds and ostomy-related complications in patients in the acute care setting. Dr. Cox’s research interests include pressure injury risk detection and pressure injury prevention in the hospitalized patient population, with a specific focus on pressure ulcers in critical care patients. She is also a member of the Center for Healthcare Quality at the Rutgers School of Nursing.

Professional Activities

  • Board of Directors: National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member: Advances in Skin and Wound Care
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau, International
  • Member: Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN)
  • Past Chair, National Education Committee, WOCN.
  • Member: World Council of Enterostomal Therapists -USA representative- Education Committee, 2010-present.


PhD: Rutgers University, College of Nursing
MSN: Rutgers University, College of Nursing
BSN: William Paterson College, College of Nursing
Nursing Diploma: Englewood Hospital, School of Nursing


  • Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse (WOCN)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist: Adult Health (ANCC)
  • Advanced Practice Nurse: New Jersey

Recent Publications

  • Cox, J,  Roche, S, Murphy, V, Isip, R, & Gianatiempo, C. (2021).
  • Using ultrasonography to detect muscle wasting in critically ill adults. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing. Apr 15:103062. doi: 10.1016/j.iccn.2021.103062.
  • Cox, J, & Shallom, M. (2021) Pressure injuries in critical care patients: a conceptual schema. Advances in Skin and Wound Care;34(3); 124-131 (CE Feature)
  • Cox, J. (2020) Risk Factors for pressure injury development among critical care patients.  Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America; 32(4); 473-488. (Invited manuscript)
  • Cox, J, Schallom, L, Jung, C (2020) Exploring pressure injury risk factors in adult critical care population. American Journal of Critical Care. 29(3); 204-213.
  • Delmore, B, Cox, J, et al (2020) Acute skin failure in the critical care patient. Advances in Skin and Wound Care. 33(13); 192-201.
  • Cox, J. (2019) Wound care 101. NURSING2019. October: 49(10); 32-39 (Invited Manuscript)
  • Cox, J, Roche, S, Murphy, V. (2018). Pressure injuries in critical care patients: a descriptive analysis. Advances in Skin and Wound Care, 31:328-24
  • Cox, J, (2017). Pressure injury risk factors in critical care: a review of the literature, Ostomy/Wound Management, 63(11) 30-43.