A $1000 scholarship is awarded each year by the New York State ID/DD Nurses Association to encourage LPNs and other staff working in the field of intellectual/developmental disabilities to explore or remain in the field of Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Nursing.
An eligible applicant is:
Winner for 2020 is Olivia Robinson, Nursing Assistant, Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris, New York. Congratulations, Olivia!
Kathleen Keating, RN, MSN, CNP, nursing consultant and former Director of Nursing and Health Services, OPWDD. Kathy is described as “The Queen of Mentors” for her “invaluable constant support and resource, for decades, for all nurses in our field”. She has also been lauded for elevating the profession of nursing within OPWDD.
Karen Bazan was chosen as the 2017 winner among many worthy candidates. Attendees at the presentation ceremony included: Jim Bazan, Karen's Husband; Jane Jaskowiak, her Mother; Bob Lusiak, Karen's brother-in-law; Denise Menento, Friend; Pat Knuth, Executive Director ARC Otsego; and Todd Hansen, Chief Operating Officer ARC Otsego.
Thank you for your nominations and congratulations to Karen.
NYS ID/DD NURSES ASSOCIATION 34th Annual Conference
Honoring the past, Empowering the present, Educating the future
September 30 – October 2, 2018 Doubletree by Hilton, Syracuse NY
179 nurses attended for a networking and professional development event that was enjoyed by all.
Second Thursday of Odd Months
Diabetes 360:Full Circle Understanding
Dates: April 15th and 22nd, 2020
You must attend both sessions for credit.
This qualifies as a Diabetes Train the Trainer Course
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Diabetes 180: Supporting the Best Possible Outcomes
Date: June 5th, 2020
Covers annual renewal training
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Presenter: Gary Anello, RN, MSN, CDE
Any questions: contact Kate Connally 518-795-3534
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