Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, SCSNA was not able to recognize our retirees in the traditional manner at the May meeting. Thank you to all nurses who work tirelessly to promote the health and welfare of Somerset County students. Thank you to Mary Ellen Urbanowitz and Irene Roglieri for your your many years of caring for your students. "Here's to your life however it's spent - here's to your retirement!"
Gabriella Nawrath recently graduated from Somerville High School and will be attending University of Pittsburg in the Fall to pursue a career in nursing. Her participation high school's Somerville Medical Science Academy allowed her a closer look at many different aspects of nursing. She also enjoyed being a part of the Red Cross Club and doing service work abroad. She is very thankful to have received this scholarship and is excited for a future in nursing.
SCSNA 2020 Nursing Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations, Lisa Lontai, on receiving the 2019 NJ Excellence in School Nusring award! Lisa is pictured with Lisa Manz, SCSNA President, and Alice Hadley, SCSNA, President-Elect at the May 2019 SCSNA meeting.
Stop the Bleed
SHIP clients are the homeless, working poor families, and individuals in Somerset County Regions who are not able to obtain assistance from government or other private agencies, and are therefore denied an opportunity to receive the basic humane assistance they need and deserve. Clients coming to SHIP include many that suffer from substance abuse dependency, HIV/AIDS, mental health issues, the homeless and near homeless working poor, hunger or isolation. During the February SCSNA meetings we have made a positive impact on the less fortunate in our community by donating socks.
Somerset County Schools Nurses met February 5, 20202 to collaroate with healthier Somerset on the CHIP initiatiative (Community Health Improvement Program). The four areas for discussion were: Mental Health & Substance Abuse: Obesity; Chronic Disease; and Acess to Care.