31st Annual School Nurse Orientation

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

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

August 12-15, 2019
The Lodge
Welch-Allyn Conference Center
Skaneateles, New York

The conference begins at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 12th. Most days will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end by 5:00 p.m. There are no conference activities planned for the evenings. The last day of the conference will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2019.

This continuing education activity was approved by the Pennsylvania Nurses Association Approver Unit, and accredited approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation for 25.51 contact hours.

School Nurse Orientation Faculty

Joanne Bardin MSN, RN, AE-C
School Nurse
Poughkeepsie City School District

Mary Beirne LLM, BN, RN-BC, NCSN
School Nurse
White Plains School District

Carol Bumbolow, MS, RN, NCSN
School Nurse
Lakeland Central School District

O. Jeanne Dolly, MS, FNP-C, SNT
Medical Director
Indian River Central School District

Mary Fitzpatrick, BSN, RN, NCSN
School Nurse
NYC DOE School 29Q034, Queens

Constance Griffin, BS, RN, AE-C, NCSN
School Nurse
Valley Central School District

Karen Hollowood, BSN, MSEd, RN
Associate in School Nursing
Student Support Services
NYS Education Department

Linda Khalil, BSN, MSEd, RN, SNT
NYS Center for School Health

Jill McCarney, MA, BSN, RN
School Nurse
Manhasset Central School District

Janice McPhee, MSN, RN, NCSN
Past President, NYSASN

Melanye Rockwell RN
School Nurse
Richfield Springs Central School District

Tristan Sharratt BSN, RN
School Nurse
Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School District 

Betsy Williams, AAS, RN
School Nurse / District Nurse Coordinator
Scotia-Glenville Central School District

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 Joanne Reynolds, 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 and School Medical Directors. 

School Nurse Orientation is a professional development conference for 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. 

Space may be reserved by a school district rather than an individual if necessary. 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, Joanne Reynolds at registrar@nysasn.org or by phone at 518-275-2004. Participants must attend the entire conference to receive a Certificate of Attendance.

UPDATE: There is currently a waiting list to register for School Nurse Orientation. Please contact SNO registrar Joanne Reynolds directly at registrar@nysasn.org  to be added to the list.



On or Before 7/15/19:   NYSASN Member $490 / Non-member $545
After 7/15/19:                   NYSASN Member $520 / 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:
Joanne Reynolds, Registrar
7 Sherwood Lane
Burnt Hills, NY 12027

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 Joanne Reynolds.

Refund Policy: 

Refund of conference registration fee will be made only if notice of cancellation is received by registrar Joanne Reynolds, via email at registrar@nysasn.org, no later than August 1, 2019. Please leave an evening phone number. There is a $25.00 fee for all refund requests. No refunds will be granted after 8/1/19.


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 7/20/19 in order to obtain the special conference rate.


Hilton Garden Inn
74 State Street, Auburn, NY1-877-STAY-HGI

Reservations may be made by calling the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn
at 315-252-5511 by July 20, 2019 or online at www.Auburn.HGI.com. When making reservations, please provide arrival date, departure date, and Group Special Rate Code SNO819. (Note: Uppercase letter O, not a zero.)