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 2020 Excellence in School Nursing Award Winners!

Zone 1: Daryle Seid Abeshouse, BSN, RN • East Meadow School District

Zone 2: Geraldine Plechner,  M.Ed, BSN, RN • Our Lady Queen of Apostles School District

Zone 4: Mary Beirne, LLM, BN, RN-BC, NCSN • White Plains Central School District

Zone 5: Joanne M. Bardin, MSN, RN, AE-C, NCSN • Poughkeepsie School District

Zone 12: Lynne Muth, MS, BSN, RN • Rochester City School District/Monroe #1 BOCES

Zone 13: Barbara Baer, BSN, RN • Sweet Home Central School District

Zone 14: Jennifer S. Johnson, BSN, RN • Silver Creek Central School District


Click here for a list of Previous Award Winners