November 1st and 2nd, 2019
Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites
400 Old Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110

Friday, November 1

Registration opens at 5:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.   Banquet

6:45 p.m.   Presentation of Excellence in School Nursing Awards, followed by installation of officers.

7:15 p.m.    A Seat at the Table… The Importance of Getting Nurses Involved in Negotiations

School nurses are often not included on union negotiating teams and/or feel their issues aren’t addressed through the collective bargaining process. The speakers will ask about your experiences, explore ways to get your voice heard, share success stories and give examples of contract language.

Ann Lanoue RN, school nurse and Director of Nursing, Averill Park CSD, and Wendy Hord, former assistant for Health & Safety and Healthcare, NYSUT


Saturday, November 2 

8:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.


Key Note Presentation – Adding Data to Voice: Breaking the Glass Ceiling

The rewards of being a school nurse are many; yet, so are the challenges. This presentation will discuss how school nurses must use their voice and share data to create the change they would like to see. Real life, practical examples by school nurses will be shared that will illustrate the power that lies within each of us individually; and collectively as a profession.

Erin Maughan PhD, MS, RN, PHNA-BC, FNASN, FAAN, Director of Research, National Association of School Nurses


Coffee Break with Refreshments


Understanding the Needs of Students with Autism

A student with autism has a unique set of characteristics which can present many challenges in meeting their medical needs. This training will provide the school nurse the tools needed to be successful in caring for and treating students on the spectrum.

Sarah L. Trunfio M.S. Ed. – Supervisor of Instructional Support Services & Mentoring at Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES


12:00 p.m.  Lunch

12:45 p.m.  All NYSASN members are invited to attend the membership meeting and participate in the vote related to unification with NASN.


Concurrent Sessions I:  Please choose one (A or B).

A: Promoting Resiliency: The Role of the School Nurse in Promoting Student Wellness

School Health professionals have an important role in promoting resiliency and supporting student wellness.  This presentation will provide participants with knowledge and skills to help students develop coping strategies and to engage families.  In addition, personal wellness for the school health professional will be explored through self-care strategies and district-wide initiatives.

Amy Molloy, MSW, M.Ed., Mental Health Association in NYS, Inc., Project Director, School Mental Health Resource and Training Center

B: Continuous Glucose Monitors, Closed Loop Systems, What is the School Nurse’s Responsibility?

The technology of managing diabetes is rapidly changing, requiring the school nurse to be educated about the most current methods of treatment. Is the school nurse expected to share data and respond to shared data? What is the closed loop really doing? What is the backup plan if it isn’t working? You will learn about the latest advances in diabetic management and technology along with strategies to troubleshoot issues with continuous glucose monitors and closed loop systems.

Nancy Jones BSN, RN, CDE, Albany Medical Center


Concurrent Sessions II:  Please choose one (C or D).

C: What the School Nurse Needs to Know About Communicable Disease  

Best practice will be discussed in the identification and management of common communicable diseases.  Learn the clues in the assessment process to identity when referral is needed and when to exclude.

O. Jeanne Dolly, MS, FNP-C, SNT, Director of School Health Services, Indian River CSD.

D: Life after School Nurse Orientation

This session involves an interactive discussion with school nursing colleagues regarding difficult issues that arise in school nursing practice moderated by a school nurse with many years of experience.

Betsy Williams, AAS, RN, School Nurse/District Nurse Coordinator, Scotia Glenville CSD.

This activity has been submitted to Pennsylvania State Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Pennsylvania State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Registration and Fees

Register online beginning August 1, 2019. Deadline: October 31, 2019.

Conference Fee (includes Friday banquet, Saturday lunch, and Saturday morning snack during vendor break):

NYSASN Member:         $150

Non-Member:                $205

Guest – Banquet Only:    $43

Hotel Information

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites
400 Old Loudon Road
Latham  NY  12110

Conference room rate is $133 per night.

Call 518-783-6161 by 10/1/19, and use Group Block Code “ANU” to reserve at the conference rate.




Janice McPhee MSN, RN, NCSN, Conference Chair at conferencechair@nysasn.org