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Excellence in School Nursing, School Nurse Administrator of the Year

The New York State Association of School Nurses (NYSASN) is pleased to announce Catherine Travers MS, BSN, RN has been chosen as 2016 New York State Excellence in School Nursing, School Nurse Administrator of the Year.

Ms. Travers is the Director of Nursing for the NYC Office of School Health (OSH), which is a combined program of the Department of Education (DOE) and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) with approximately 1,500 nurses.

She played an essential role in developing the Healthy Options and Physical Activity (HOP) program in schools. This collaborative initiative with the chronic disease prevention program was developed to address the national obesity epidemic.

Ms. Travers is actively involved in the Screening the at Risk Student (STARS) program.  The objective of the program is to identify students with previously undiagnosed depression who are at risk for suicide or other harmful behavior.

Additionally, she was part of the command center during Super Storm Sandy and was very active in deploying the school nurses to the 800 shelters set up all over the five boroughs of NYC.

Catherine Travers MS, BSN, RN, Director of Nursing for the NYC Office of School Health, is honored by NYSASN as the School Nurse Administrator of the Year. Pictured with Catherine are Janice McPhee and Carol Bumbolow, Past Presidents, and Mary Beth Guyette, conference chair of NYSASN’s  30th Annual Fall Conference.