Institute for Nursing Scholarship and Awards Gala

Thirteen Nurses to be Honored for Advancing Health Care in New Jersey

Institute for Nursing Awards and Scholarship Gala hosted by The Institute for Nursing (IFN), the foundation of New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA), will recognize nurses and community members for leadership, excellence in nursing and community impact on April 4, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Princeton.

Thirteen New Jersey nurses who have made an extraordinary impact on the profession and the community will be honored as 2019 Divas and Dons.

Through its annual Divas and Dons in Nursing celebration, the Institute for Nursing calls attention to the outstanding achievements of accomplished New Jersey nurses. Proceeds from the event fund scholarships for nursing students and nurses who are advancing their education. The Institute also provides quality continuing education programs, and grants for nurses involved in research.

Special thanks to our sponsors!
Nursing Network, LLC (Diamond Sponsor)

AtlantiCare (Gold Sponsor)

Dr. Barbara Chamberlain, RN (Silver Sponsor)

Creative Marketing Alliance (Bronze Sponsor)

The 2019 Divas & Dons are:

Vivek Agnihotri, DNP, RN, APN, CCRN
Associate Professor, County College of Morris
Assistant Professor, William Paterson University
Hospitalist/Advanced Practice Nurse
St. Clare’s Health System

Robert Atkins, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor, Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden
National Program Director, Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation New Jersey Health Initiatives Program

Nicholas Blanck, MSN, CRNA, APN-Anesthesia
Executive Director, Legislative Affairs
New Jersey Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Judy Colorado, MSN, MA, RN, NE-BC
Chief Nursing Officer & Vice President, Patient Care Services
RWJ Barnabas Health
Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

Alana Cueto, MSN, RN, CNL-C
President-elect, National Association of Hispanic Nurses
Nurse Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine

Marie Foley, PhD, RN
Dean & Professor, Seton Hall University
College of Nursing

Dely Go, DNP, RN, LNHA
President & Owner, Nursing Network Institute, LLC
Adjunct Faculty, William Paterson University

Rebecca Graboso, DNP, MBA, RN, APN, CNRN, CCRN
Vice President of Nursing/Chief Nursing Officer
Hackensack-Meridian Health -Riverview Medical Center

Lori Herndon, MBA, BSN, RN
President and Chief Executive Officer
AtlantiCare Health System

William Holzemer, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean & Distinguished Professor
School of Nursing, Rutgers,
The State University of New Jersey

Norma Rodgers, BSN, RN, CCRA
Past President, NJSNA
Senior Clinical Research Associate II,
Clinical Solutions, Syneos Health

MaryPat Sullivan, MSN, RN, CNS
Chief Nursing Officer
Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center

Diana Tocko, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC
Director of Quality, Clinical Practice and Education
Deborah Heart and Lung Center

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