SchoolNurseNet All Member Forum & SCHLRN-L community monitor.
I have over 30 years with hospital experience spanning from Med-Surg to Critical Care to Case Management. I have worked in case management/utilization since 2000 and currently, still works in a per diem capacity. I, initially, became certified in NJ as school nurse in 2005 and received a NJ Child Care Health Consultant certification in 2006. I joined the NJCU School Nursing listserv in 2006 and had found a passion in communication, providing school nurses within her state with valuable information and resources. In 2012, I was appointed NASN’s SCHLRN-L Listserv Monitor and currently maintains the position in the new SchoolNurseNet platform and just recently in 2016, All-Members Monitor. I am a proud 2009 J&J School Health Leadership Fellow, who was selected as a Team Leader during the transitional program pilot in 2011. Then, she served as a JJSHLP Mentor during 2012 and always promotes the program. Currently holding the position of Marketing/Outreach Coordinator for the program in a part-time capacity.
In 2010, I had been selected by Johnson & Johnson’s “Campaign for Nursing’s Future-Discover Nursing” School Nursing Promotional Campaign in their school nursing brochure, Nurse’s Notes enewsletter, “A Day in the Life” video and a few podcasts with prominent school nursing leaders.
I am a member of organizations including NASN, NJSSNA, Monmouth County School Nurses Association, American Academy of Pediatrics-NJ Chapter. I also serves on a number of committees including NASN Special Needs (SIG)and Early Childhood (SIG), School Nurse Practice Module Advisory Committee; AAPNJ Human Trafficking Work Group; NJDOE Preschool Nurses Focus Group and other local community committees. I will be joining NJSSNA's Executive Board as County Liaison starting in the 2016-2017 school year. There a few other school health-related ventures that I will be embarking upon starting in the later part of 2016.
Recently, I revamped the Monmouth County School Nurses Association website and maintain it (http://monmouthcountysna.weebly.com/), On May 17, 2016, I was recognized at NJSSNA's Annual Dinner as the "School Nurse, Who Makes a Difference" for Monmouth County along with a nurse from each of the other 20 counties.
I am pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing degree (Currently taking a break, but plan to get back to it soon).
In addition, I love online communicating, networking, spectator of sports and taking pictures. I'm listed as a NASN Twitter Mentor and am enjoying tweeting.
Family always comes first for me, but I find time to share myself with you.