NEWS & Announcements...
Jamie Schanbaum (meningitis survivor), Dara Torres (Olympian), and NYSASN President Constance Griffin in NYC at a Voices of Meningitis event educating students and parents about meningitis and vaccination.
*** URGENT CALL TO ACTION *** We need all NYSASN members to take action NOW! Attached is a NYSASN letter, written by Mary Bierne, legislative chair, to Governor Cuomo urging him to sign A09334B and S7758 into law. NYSASN's President, Constance Griffin, encuourages each member to add their name to the attached letter and call or email Governor Coumo. Governor Cuomo's office number is 518-474-8390. His email needs to go through his website www.governor.ny.gov then you just have to hit contact and it will direct you to his email. (click here to download letter) Thank you for your immediate attention!
School Nurse Orientation... There are still openings available for this summer’s School Nurse Orientation program, August 11-14 in Skaneateles NY – but they are filling fast! See the brochure for details/registration information about this action-packed, hands-on educational opportunity for nurses new to the specialty of school nursing or for those who have been in the specialty for a while, but would like to enhance their practice. For more information, contact Joanne Reynolds, Program Coordinator, at 518-275-2004 or
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The New York State Association of School Nurses is proud to offer the Charlotte Grace Memorial Scholarship to interested and qualified members of NYSASN. Our intention is to award two scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 each. One would be awarded to a Bachelor degree candidate and the other to a Master degree candidate or to a candidate working toward an Advanced degree (beyond the Master level) (click here to download application)
From the CDC... HPV Vaccination Coverage Among Teens Remains 'Unacceptably Low'... (7/24/14)
"HEALTH "TIP OF THE WEEK"
Get your calcium and fiber together. Mixing just 6 ounces yogurt with 1/4 cup lowfat granola gives you 300 mg calcium and about 7 grams fiber, which is 30% of the calcium and 25% of the fiber you need daily. (taken from Woman's Day)