For Immediate Release
Contact: Erin Silk, 518.782.9400, ext. 224
LATHAM, Oct. 26, 2011 – New York State Nurses Association CEO Tina Gerardi will be featured on “Inside the Nursing Crisis,” a new public television documentary that examines the nursing shortage.
Renée Gecsedi, director of Education, Practice and Research for the Nurses Association will participate in a panel discussion on Thursday, Oct. 27 to address key topics raised in the documentary, such as the lack of educators needed to meet the increased demand for nurses.
The event is being hosted by Excelsior College from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Nurses Association’s headquarters in Latham. Excerpts from the program will be shown. The documentary will debut on Syracuse PBS stations in November and is expected to air statewide in early 2012. A national release is also anticipated.
The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for nursing in the Empire State. With more than 37,000 members, it is New York’s largest professional association and union for registered nurses. The association represents registered nurses, and some all-professional bargaining units, in New York and New Jersey. It supports nurses and nursing practice through education, research, legislative advocacy, and collective bargaining.
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