June Halper is a certified adult nurse practitioner who has specialized in multiple sclerosis since 1978
She has published and lectured extensively on multiple sclerosis and its ramifications. Her numerous publications include Comprehensive Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis and Advanced Concepts in Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis, co-editor of Staying Well with Multiple Sclerosis: A Self-Care Guide, and co-editor of Nursing Practice in Multiple Sclerosis: A Core Curriculum.
She initiated the first certification examination for MS nurses in 2002 and for MS specialists in 2004.
As early as 1995, Ms. Halper was involved in the development of clinical practice guidelines in multiple sclerosis which were multi-organization collaborative projects. The CMSC has adopted a best practices model and Ms. Halper was involved in publication of models of comprehensive care, complex symptomatic management, and cognition to name a few publications. (please visit www.mscare.org for a full listing)
In 1995 the CMSC/NARCOMS patient registry was established under Ms. Halper’s leadership and support. Since that time the registry has been a source of information about outcome measures and a resource for quality improvement projects. A clinical longitudinal database, NARCRMS, will be launched in 2015.
She oversaw the development and implementation of certification examinations in MS Nursing, MS Certified Specialists, and most recently, certification in Rare Neuroimmunological Diseases (CRND).
Ms. Halper continues to be involved in clinical care as a nurse practitioner at the MS Center of the New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey and at primary care clinic.