MCSNA is a professional organization that is committed to the support of Certified School Nurses who are specialists in health promotion and health education. MCSNA provides assistance to school nurses in Morris County through collaboration and professional development programs for the maintenance of high quality healthcare in the school setting.
President's Message 06/06/19
Dear Members of Morris County School Nurses’ Association,
As the 2018 -2019 school year ends, it’s time to reflect back on the school year and look forward to next year with a rejuvenated and fresh eye on the health services we provide to our students. I hope you have all enjoyed this years’ programming. It was lovely to see the turnout at our annual May dinner. I look forward to seeing you all at our Annual October Dinner in the fall. Until then I hope you have a restful, relaxing and enjoyable summer.
As your new President, I would like to say how honored and humbled I am, to be able to serve in this position for the Morris County School Nurses Association. As Debbie Barmore our immediate past president said, I am indeed very fortunate to work with an outstanding executive board/ committee chair body. We have assembled an amazing group of women and I am thrilled to be a part of it. The team includes highly educated Certified School Nurses working in a variety of school settings, who are all dedicated to their profession and professional organizations. Thanks to all their efforts, MCSNA is strong and vibrant. I encourage you to get to know each and every member as they all individually and together, serve as excellent resources for you on any number of topics and issues related to school nursing. Feel free to contact me directly. If I don’t have the answer to your question, I will do my best to get you an answer ASAP. All contact information can be found under “contacts” or in the online membership directory.
We already have an exciting school year planned next year, chock full of wonderful programming. Please be sure to check the web site regularly as the programs are popular, and fill up quickly. The website also contains pertinent information regarding membership, and affiliations such as NJSSNA and NASN. Be sure to mark your calendars for NJSSNA Conference scheduled March 27-28, 2020 in Princeton NJ.
We are always looking for new, like minded volunteers to join our group. Not only is It is rewarding, but you can earn PD credits in the process. Please check the monthly calendar as the executive board meeting dates are listed and if you are interested in attending these meetings, please contact one of the board members and let us know. Remember no job is too small, and all help in any form, is significant to the health and wellbeing of our organization.
As we begin our school year, remember that you alone are not an Island. You have abundant colleagues and resources that are a mere phone call away. As a Morris County Certified School Nurse your professional organization is truly a gift, and a privilege, to be a part of. An organization such as MCSNA is critical, as it provides a forum for which school nurses can connect in a variety of ways all to the betterment and growth of your school nursing practice. Please treasure it and nurture it. It will yield returns . Thank you all, and I look forward to sharing an amazing 2019-2020 school year.
Julie Richman, RN, MSN, NJ-CSN
President of Morris County School Nurses Association
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