33rd Annual School Nurse Orientation

New York State Association of School Nurses
including presentations by
New York State Education Department

A professional development conference for full time registered professional nurses
who are new to the specialty practice of school nursing.



August 7-9, 2023
The Lodge
Welch-Allyn Conference Center
Hillrom Inc.
Skaneateles, New York

The conference begins at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 7th,
and ends Wednesday, August 9th at 4:00 p.m.

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation for 17.25 contact hours.

School Nurse Orientation Faculty

Olga Jeanne Dolly MSN, FNP-C, SNT
School Nurse Orientation Chair NYSASN
Medical Director, Indian River CSD

Lou Ann Gleason MSN, RN
Supervising Nurse South Jefferson CSD

Constance Griffin BS, RN, NCSN, AE-C
Zone 5 Representative NYSASN
Valley Central SD School Nurse/Nurse Coordinator

Gail Hall DPL, RN
Public Relations Chair NYSASN
Retired Spencer Van Etten CSD School Nurse

Patricia Hartman BSN, RN
Promotional Chair NYSASN
Retired NYCDOH School Nurse

Karen Hollowood BSN, MSEd, RN
Associate in School Nursing NYSED

Ann Lanoue, BSN, RN, MSA
Associate in School Nursing

Jill McCarney MA, BSN, RN
Zone 1 Representative NYSASN
Lead Nurse Manhasset UFSD


Melissa Trau BSN, RN
NYS Center for School Health Director

Paige Bucker, BS, RN
Health Services Specialist
NYS Center for School Health

Welch-Allyn Conference Center

School Nurse Orientation is held at The Lodge at Welch-Allyn, a state of the art conference facility situated in a relaxing natural setting in the town of Skaneateles, just outside of Syracuse, New York. The Lodge is known for its world-class cuisine and friendly staff.


This program is being conducted at a facility that meets the accessibility needs of individuals with disabilities who will be attending this program. Please notify Registrar Olga Jeanne Dolly, prior to your arrival, if you have any special needs regarding accessibility. If special accommodations such as interpreters, large print, or Braille materials are needed, individuals should contact the New York State Education Department at (518) 474-0933.



Please Note:

There are no family activities available at Welch-Allyn Lodge; however the village of Skaneateles is a popular summer destination, located on beautiful Skaneateles Lake.



Participation in School Nurse Orientation is limited to registered professional nurses, nurse supervisors, or nurse practitioners.

School Nurse Orientation is a professional development conference for full time registered professional nurses who are new to the specialty practice of school nursing. Registrants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Preference is given to school nurses with less than three years’ experience. If space is available, school nurses with more experience will be accepted.

It is the responsibility of the school nurse applicant to be sure the school district business office has mailed all forms and fees to the correct address. Questions may be directed to the conference registrar Olga Jeanne Dolly at registrar@nysasn.org or by phone at 315-276-5669. Participants must attend the entire conference to receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Download Printable PDF and Registration Form


On or Before 7/20/23:    NYSASN Member $500 / Non-member $550
After 7/20/23:                   NYSASN Member $525 / Non-member $575


Payment  can be made online with a credit card as part of the registration process. Participants also have the option to pay later by check or purchase order. Make sure to check the “Pay Later” option on the payment screen of the registration form if paying by check or purchase order. Please make all checks payable to NYSASN. Early bird discount is applied automatically when you register online.

Mail check/purchase order, along with a copy of your confirmation email, to:
Olga Jeanne Dolly, Registrar
81 Rowley St.
Gouvernuer, NY 13642

Purchase orders may be emailed to registrar@nysasn.org.
You are not considered registered for the conference until payment has been received.

Conference fee includes all materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and two breaks each day. Lodging fees are separate from the conference registration fee. Hotel information can be found here. Please be sure to provide a current, active email address. If you do not receive an email acknowledgment, with additional conference information, within two weeks of submission, contact registrar Olga Jeanne Dolly.

Refund Policy: 

Refund of conference registration fee will be made only if notice of cancellation is received by registrar Olga Jeanne Dolly, via email at registrar@nysasn.org, no later than August 1, 2023. Please leave an evening phone number. There is a $25.00 fee for all refund requests. No refunds will be granted after 8/1/23.


A limited number of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn have been reserved at a special rate for conference attendees. Reservations must be made by 7/5/23 in order to obtain the special conference rate.


Hilton Garden Inn
74 State Street, Auburn, NY
Click here to reserve online.

Reservations may be made by calling the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn
at 888-728-3027 by July 5, 2023, or click here to reserve online. When making reservations, please provide arrival date, departure date, and Group Special Rate Code SNO823.