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 9, 2018!

Zone 1: Victoria Alssid BSN, RN • Wantagh / Forest Lake Elementary School K-5

Zone 2: Claire McCarthy MS RN • William Floyd UFSD / William Floyd HS

Zone 4: Mary Ann Castro AAS, RN • Somers School District / Somers HS

Zone 9: Jonann Foote AAS, RN • Potsdam Central School District / A.A. Kingston MS

Zone 10: Sharon Botsford RN • Southern Cayuga School District / Emily Howard

Zone 11: Cindy L. Ceracche AAS, RN • Ithaca City School District / Northeast ES

Zone 13: Janet Luke RN, BS • Starpoint Central Schools / Douglas J. Regan Intermediate




2018 Excellence in School Nursing Award Winners

Zone1: Victoria Alssid

Zone 2: Claire McCarthy

Zone 11: Cindy Ceracche

Zone 4: Mary Ann Castro

Zone 13: Janet Luke

Zone 10: Sharon Botsford

Click here for a list of Previous Award Winners