On May 9, school nurses from around the state gathered for DSNA’s annual Spring Conference. Aaron Schrader, from DelaWell, provided an entertaining and engaging presentation titled “Achieve Your Best Health Now”. Aaron gave the attendees strategies to improve their own health, achieve weight loss goals, and access free resources through the DelaWell program which is free to state employees.
In addition, the Friend of School Nursing Award was presented to Nemours Health in recognition of their outreach and partnership with school nurses through NemoursLink. Claudia Kane and Dr. Agida Atkinson received the awards on behalf of the Nemours Organization. Twelve members of Nemours Health attended the dinner and received certificates as Friends of School Nursing from DSNA.
Eight retirees were honored for their many years of service to the school health needs of Delaware children. The retirees are:
Betsy Cycyk—Appoquinimink SD
Sue Kutsch—Capital SD
Bonnie Shockley—Caesar Rodney SD
Mary Ann Luft—Christina SD
Judi Vari– Colonial SD
Amy Dunigan— Red Clay SD
Rita Lee—Archmere Academy
Adele Brett—Our Lady of Fatima
Every DSNA Memeber please reviewed the BY-Laws prior to the May 8, 2013 Meeting/Conference.
Congratulations to all Nationally Certified School Nurses in Delaware. Certification is a mark of excellence and you are to be commended for your extra effort. We may be a small state but we have 117 NCSN’s in Delaware!
Hundreds of School nurses from across the state gathered in Rehoboth at the Baywood’s Conference Center for the 13th annual Winter Conference On Saturday, March 9, 2013. The topic of concussions started the day with a riveting video called “Head Games” and a talk by Dr. O’Brien. We received an excellent review and update on vision screening, and project presentations from our Johnson and Johnson Fellows. Medication handling and disposal, OTC medicine abuse, food allergy policy and even a CPR mock drill was presented. Lunch was provided by Sanofi Pasteur as we learned about lice and a new product on the market. In addition to receiving 6.75 continuing education credits, we enjoyed a basket raffle, 50-50 raffle, and wonderful fellowship, networking and camaraderie. Several representatives from NASN were on board to celebrate with us.
An added bonus was a social event at Jake’s restaurant on Friday evening with a smorgasbord of finger foods generously provided by School Health. The conference theme was appropriately called “I can do that” and represented a joint venture of many hard-working volunteer presenters, organizers, speakers, and leaders.
Delaware Today is proud to announce its first Top Nurses feature. The top nurses will be chosen by their peers via a ballot prepared by the Delaware Nursing Association. The editors of Delaware Today have partnered with DNA in order to offer a substantive feature that honors dedicated nursing professionals. The Top Nurses feature will be published in the May 2013 issue, which coincides with National Nurses Week. The marketing and events departments at Delaware Today will host an elegant evening event to honor the top nurses and their colleagues.
To participate, you must be a member of DNA by January 17, 2013. Join us! http://www.denurses.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1479943
Sarah J. Carmody, MBA
Please note the change of address:
Delaware Nurses Association
4765 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, Delaware 19713
Phone: (302) 733-5880