Convention 2006 - Highlights: Friday, October 6
Images and highlights from New York City:
- Friday featured a keynote address by Diana Mason, editor-in-chief of The American Journal for Nursing.
- The first Voting Body session of Convention opened with a procession of NYSNA leaders. The day's agenda included an address by NYSNA President Verlia Brown and reports by Barbara Zittel, executive secretary of the New York State Board for Nursing; Joan Madden Wilson, acting president of the Foundation of New York State Nurses; and Claire Murray, Vice President of Nurses House.
- Members were inducted into the NYSNA Leadership Institute: Mel Callan, Phyllis Collins, Lolita Compas, Patricia Dillon, Jean Heady, Eileen Letzeiser, Ellen Mitchell, Martha Orr and Cathryne Welch.
- The President's Award was presented to Richard Silber, NYSNA general counsel and a 35-year Association staff member.
- In an afternoon plenary session, Janice Beitz spoke on the relationship of humor to optimal health.
- After a busy afternoon of concurrent CE sessions and clinical practice unit business meetings, the day ended with an open forum session addressing members questions and concerns.
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With more than 34,000 members, NYSNA is the oldest and largest state
nurses’ association in the nation. It is an influential union for
RNs, representing nurses in New York and New Jersey. Offering a wide range
of services to its members, NYSNA fosters high standards of nursing education
and practice and works to advance the profession through legislative activity.
It is a constituent of the American Nurses Association and of the United
American Nurses, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO.