New Jersey State School Nurses Association Community Blog

COVID-19 Update

The following announcement is posted on behalf of Dorian Vicente, MSN, RN,  NJ-CSN  President NJSSNA ******************************************************************************************************************************* ...
Dear NJSSNA Members: Given the ongoing concerns over the spread of COVID-19, with the full support of the Executive Board, the New Jersey State School Nurse Association has made the difficult decision ...
Paul’s Law, a law governing seizure management for primary and secondary school aged children, has been signed into law by Governor Murphy and is effective immediately. Review the bill, please note [bracketed] ...
The following announcement is posted on behalf of Dorian Vicente, MSN, RN,  NJ-CSN  President NJSSNA ******************************************************************************************************************************* ...
NJSSNA is honored to announce Lisa Lontai MSN, BSN, RN, CSN as the recipient of the NJSSNA Excellence in School Nursing Award for 2019. Lisa has been a school nurse employed by Warren Township board of ...
NJSSNA is proud to announce Audrey Fuller Baker as the recipient of the NJSSNA Excellence in School Nurse Administration Award for 2019. She has been a school nurse for 24 years and is currently the Certified ...
The following announcement is posted on behalf of Lorraine Borek, MSN,MEd, RN, CSN-NJ President NJSSNA ******************************************************************************************************************************* ...
NJSSNA is pleased to announce that the 2019 Spring Conference Information/Registration site is open. Early bird registration with a discount is available now through February 15th, 2019. We listened to ...
NJSSNA is happy to announce Marie Sasso BSN,MEd, RN, CSN-NJ as our new executive director effective October 1, 2018.  Mrs. Sasso has worked as a certified school nurse at Lakeview School in Denville until ...
The following announcement is posted on behalf of Lorraine Borek, MSN,MEd, RN, CSN-NJ President NJSSNA ******************************************************************************************************************************* ...
Mary Blackborow refers to herself as a worker bee, I call her a school health thought leader.  Mary is a pragmatic problem solver with a brilliant mind for simplifying the most complex issues. She ...

School Nurse Practice Document

The following announcement is posted on behalf of Lorraine Borek, MSN,MEd, RN, CSN-NJ President NJSSNA ************************************************* Dear NJSSNA members, Here is the news you ...

An NJSSNA Voice for Activism

School nurses have been asked to tell their stories for the 50th Anniversary of NASN. One of our own NJSSNA members has become a voice to be reckoned with. Robin Cogan  MEd, RN, NCSN, is a School Nurse ...
Dear Colleagues, I apologize for the delay in getting this update out to you.   Just days before the Senate hearing, Governor Christie announced appointments to fill the vacant positions ...

Board of Nursing Update

Dear Colleagues, We often talk about giving a voice to our practice.  Each of us is presented with opportunities to use our voice, and sometimes telling the story about the impact we have in the lives ...

Tell Your Story

Everybody loves a good story! School nurses have an abundance of stories stemming from daily work and community volunteer experiences.  These stories cover all genres; drama, comedy, and dare I say… thriller- ...

President's Message June 2017

Dear colleagues, On June 20, 2017 at the NJSSNA executive board meeting Anna Tupe handed me the gavel and I opened my first meeting as president.  Many members may not know much about me so I would ...

NASN 2018

Get ready for NASN 2018 in Baltimore MD

Welcome Back! September 2016

Greetings to all my fellow school nurses.  I am sure you are as busy as I am setting up your office: Checking immunizations; writing ECPs; providing education to your epinephrine autoinjector and glucagon ...
     As the NASN Director for NJ, I attended the Board of Director's Meeting in Indianapolis prior to the start of the the NASN Annual Conference.   It consisted of important discussion and training on ...
Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year! On behalf of the New Jersey State School Nurses Association, I would like to welcome you to our new website and encourage you to “browse” the pages ...