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 9 -11, 2021
The Lodge
Welch-Allyn Conference Center
Hill-Rom Inc.
Skaneateles, New York

The conference begins at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 9th,
and ends Wednesday, August 11th at 4:00 p.m.

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 17.75 contact hours.

School Nurse Orientation Faculty

Olga Jeanne Dolly MSN, FNP-C, SNT
School Nurse Orientation Chair NYSASN
Medical Director
Indian River Central School District

Mary Fitzpatrick BSN, RN, NCSN
NYC Office of School Health SN
SNO Faculty

Lou Ann Gleason MSN, RN
Past President NYSASN
Supervising Nurse South Jefferson CSD

Constance Griffin BSN, NCSN, AE-C
Valley Central SD School Nurse/Nurse Coordinator

Gail Hall DPL, RN
Public Relations Chair NYSASN
Interim Secretary 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


Jill McCarney MA, BSN, RN
Zone 1 Representative NYSASN
Manhasset CSD School Nurse

Jacki O’Donnell AAS, RN
President NYSASN
Lead Nurse William Floyd USFD

Anne Pawlowski BSN, RN, CPN
Membership Chair

Melissa Trau BSN, RN
NYSCSH Director

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 Anne Pawlowski, 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 Anne Pawlowski at registrar@nysasn.org. Participants must attend the entire conference to receive a Certificate of Attendance.


On or Before 7/15/21:    NYSASN Member $490 / Non-member $545
After 7/15/21:                    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:
Anne Pawlowski, Registrar
313 Winfield Road
Rochester, NY 14622

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 Anne Pawlowski.

Refund Policy: 

Refund of conference registration fee will be made only if notice of cancellation is received by registrar Anne Pawlowski, via email at registrar@nysasn.org, no later than August 1, 2021. Please leave an evening phone number. There is a $25.00 fee for all refund requests. No refunds will be granted after 8/1/21.


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 7/20/21 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, 2021, or online at http://group.hamptoninn.com/4yhb9. When making reservations, please provide arrival date, departure date, and Group Special Rate Code SNO821. (Note: Uppercase letter O, not a zero.)