What’s New From In The News?

Masks are currently being mandated in shared public areas and that includes ID/DD facilities. The Omicron variant of COVID has proved to be easily spread but in most cases less severe.  Those with comorbidities especially those not vaccinated have had the more serious reactions to Omicron. It is hoped that the next months will see […]

What’s New From Our Members?

OFFICERS In these different times, it is just as important to network. This can be especially true for our newer nurses who haven’t had the opportunity to attend zone meetings or in person conferences. Check on the website for how to contact officers or committee chairs. Contact information@nysidddna.org so your questions can be answered or […]

What’s New From OPWDD?

Getting people we serve and staff vaccinated continues to be high priority. How to deal with these issues plus masking and social distancing continues to change. If you are not getting directives check the OPWDD website for information. Susan Prendergast has put out procedures to follow for staff returning to work in relation to COVID. […]

What’s New From The Zones?

Zones are doing their best to keep on even though meetings are generally not possible. We hope as many of you as could joined in with online seminars going on currently. These are free to all members and non-members. Officers and conference committee have worked to provide presenters that would be of general interest.  If […]

What’s New From The State

The Board of NYSIDDDNA has found ways to provide education opportunities to our membership even though we haven’t been been able to hold our state conference during the pandemic. Webinars were set up and made available to all nurses interested. Check with information@nysidddna.org for webinars still to come.  We are hoping to return to our […]

Scholarship 2019

New York State ID/DD Nurses Association

Do you know someone who fits the criteria?The goal is to assist those who wish to provide nursing care in this important specialty. A Scholarship of $1000 will be awarded annually by the NYS ID/DD Nurses Association to encourage nurses to explore or remain in the field of ID/DD nursing and also support new nursing students who come from a […]

2016 Scholarship Winner

The 2016 Scholarship winner is David Sheffield, who plans to obtain his Masters and work as an NP. He is pictured here with Edie Smith, Conference Chairperson.