32nd 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 10-12, 2020
Welch-Allyn Conference Center
Skaneateles, New York
The conference begins at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 10th. 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 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12th.
This continuing education activity has been submitted to the Pennsylvania Nurses Association Approver Unit, and is awaiting accredited approval by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation for 20 contact hours.
- Prepare for the specialty practice of school nursing, highlighting the nurse as a member of the educational team.
- Explore key issues in developing an effective school health services program.
- Heighten awareness of common illnesses and chronic diseases seen in the school health office. Understand federal and state mandates related to students with special needs.
- Understand state-mandated health screening programs, including specific screening procedures.
- Understand appropriate, safe practices for school nurses and school districts. Enhance assessment skills. Manage school health services.
School Nurse Orientation Faculty
Joanne Bardin MSN, RN, NCSN, AE-C
Poughkeepsie City SD School Nurse
Olga Jeanne Dolly MSN, FNP-C, SNT
School Nurse Orientation Chair NYSASN
Indian River Central School District
Mary Fitzpatrick BSN, RN, NCSN
Membership Chair NYSASN
NYC Region 3 School Nurse
Louann Gleason MSN, RN
Supervising Nurse South Jefferson CSD
Constance Griffin BSN, NCSN, AE-C
NASN Director NYSASN
Valley Central SD School Nurse
District School Nurse Coordinator
Gail Hall Dpl RN
Past President NYSASN
Retired Spencer Van Etten CSD School Nurse
Patricia Hartman BSN, RN
Promotional Chair NYSASN
Retired NYCDOH School Nurse
Karen Hollowood BSN, MSEd, RN
Associate in School Nursing NYSED
Linda Khalil MSEd, BSN, RN, SNT
Jill McCarney MA, BSN, RN
Zone 1 Representative NYSASN
Manhasset CSD School Nurse
Jackie O’Donnell AAS, RN
Lead Nurse William Floyd USFD
Diane Timpano MA, BSN, NCSN-E
Retired Glens Falls CFD School Nurse
Melissa Trau BSN, RN
NYSCSH Health Services Resource Specialist
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 Jacki O’Donnell, 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.
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 Jacki O’Donnell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants must attend the entire conference to receive a Certificate of Attendance.
On or Before 7/15/20: NYSASN Member $490 / Non-member $545
After 7/15/20: 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:
Jacki O’Donnell, Registrar
1407 Middle Road
Calverton, NY 11933
Purchase orders may be emailed to email@example.com.
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 Jacki O’Donnell.
Refund of conference registration fee will be made only if notice of cancellation is received by registrar Jacki O’Donnell, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than August 1, 2020. Please leave an evening phone number. There is a $25.00 fee for all refund requests. No refunds will be granted after 8/1/20.
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 7/20/20 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, 2020, or online at www.Auburn.HGI.com. When making reservations, please provide arrival date, departure date, and Group Special Rate Code SNO820. (Note: Uppercase letter O, not a zero.)