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  • Congratulations to Gina Emge!

    Congratulations to Gina Emge for being awarded the NASN School Nurse Excellence Award and NJSSNA's School Nurse of the Year!

    Gina Emge, MS, RN, NCSN is one of the most highly regarded school nurses in New Jersey. She has served the members of the New Jersey State School Nurses Association (NJSSNA) for almost a decade. Gina has held multiple positions on the NJSSNA executive board, including Legislative Chair, culminating in NJ Director to NASN for an extended term of five years. While no longer on the NJSSNA executive board, Gina continues to contribute to the organization as a trusted advisor to the board and the Legislative team. She is a prolific writer, recently published in The Journal of School Nursing as a co-author to the research article: Missed Vision Screenings for School-Age Children During The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Survey Based Study of NASN Representatives.

  • Happy National School Nurse Day!

  • Changing Lives One Diaper at a Time at NJ

    Changing Lives One Diaper at a Time at NJ

    New Jersey State School Nurses are devoted to promoting the health of students, families, and the community. Diapers are essential to meeting a child's basic needs and cost about $1,000 per year per child. 5.2 million babies and toddlers live in poor or low-income families, limiting their access to diapers and wipes. Diaper need is a lack of sufficient diapers to keep a child clean and healthy. A lack of diapers can lead to a number of consequences including skin breakdown, illness and infections, and loss of school and work time. Please help us to address diaper need and support NJ families by donating to the Central Jersey Diaper Bank (link below) and/or by bringing diapers/wipes to the NJSSNA Spring Conference on Saturday, 3/25/23. Thank you for your support! 

    The Central Jersey Diaper Bank also provided us with a text-to-donate code that we can use. By texting Nurses4Diapers to 44321, participants will receive a link to donate.
  • Hope you can join us at NJSSNA's Spring Conference! For conference information click read more.