Award for Excellence in School Nursing

NYSASN likes to recognize school nurses in New York State who excel in their practice of school nursing. NYSASN representatives from each Zone are encouraged, not required, to present one school nurse from their Zone each year with the Award for Excellence in School Nursing. Award recipients are chosen at the Zone level providing the following criteria have been met:

(1) Currently practicing as a full-time school nurse
(2) Must be a member of NYSASN for the current and preceding two years (three consecutive years)
(3) Completed application form and biography
(4) Nomination by self, colleague or administrator

Download the EISN Nomination Form here.


Congratulations to the following School Nurses who were recognized on

National School Nurse Day, May 8, 2019!


Zone 1: Colleen Foley, MSN, RN, NCSN • Elmont UFSD / Covert Avenue School

Zone 2: Paula Saltzman, BSN, RN • Commack CSD / Wood Park Primary School

Zone 3: Gail Adman, BSN, RN, MPH • Office of School Health NYC

Zone 4: Cynthia Scinto, BSN, RN • Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES

Zone 7: Sherill Becker, RN • Downsville Central School District (Retired)

Zone 11: Kim Holden, RN, NP • Elmira City School District / Booth Education Center

Zone 13: Kelly Santoro, RN • Lancaster CSD / William Street School

Zone 14: Jill Kenney, RN • Pine Valley CSD / Pine Valley Jr/Sr High School


2019 Excellence in School Nursing Award Winners

Zone1: Colleen Foley

Zone 7: Sherrill Becker

Zone 2: Paula Saltzman

Zone 11: Kim Holden

Zone 3: Gail Adman

Zone 13: Kelly Santoro

Zone 4: Cynthia Scinto

Zone 14: Jill Kenney

Click here for a list of Previous Award Winners