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N.J. Nurse Joins American Nurses Association Board of Directors

N.J. Nurse Joins American Nurses Association Board of Directors

Varsha Singh’s Term as Member-At-Large Begins in January

TRENTON N.J.—June 25, 2018—New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA) announces the election of its member, Varsha Singh MSN, APN, to the American Nurses Association (ANA) Board of Directors as a member-at-large for a two-year term.

“Congratulations to Varsha on her election to the ANA Board of Directors,” said Dr. Benjamin Evans DD, DNP, RN, APN, PHMCNS-BC, president of NJSNA. “We wish her well in her service to nurses and patients nationwide.”

Singh, whose term will begin in January, is a complex care advanced practice nurse at Optum Care, an independent nurse practitioner and teaches neurology didactic courses at Trinitas School of Nursing. She is president of Forum of Nurse in Advanced Practice at NJSNA and immediate past president of New Jersey Stroke Coordinators consortium.

She earned her associates degree from Trinitas School of Nursing, completed the RN to MSN program at Seton Hall where she also earned a Master’s degree as a nurse practitioner in adult health and is enrolled in a doctoral program at Seton Hall University.


NJSNA, which was established in 1901, is a constituent member of the American Nurses Association.  The New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA) represents the interests of 125,000 registered nurses and advanced practice nurses as an advocate for the nursing profession. NJSNA’s lobbying arm continues to protect the nursing profession through legislative victories. Its nonprofit foundation, Institute for Nursing, helps nurses further their careers by providing continuing education, scholarships and research grants in addition to invaluable networking opportunities. For more information, nurses can visit www.njsna.org or contact NJSNA at njsna@njsna.org or (609) 883-5335.

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2 comments on “N.J. Nurse Joins American Nurses Association Board of Directors

  1. Joyce Maglione PhD, APN says:

    Congratulations on your new position at ANA. You will prove to be a valued asset to this fine organization.

  2. I am proud to acknowledge that Varsha Singh is a member of the National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA). She has served in the NAINA Governing Board for more than four years and also was the President of the New Jersey Chapter of NAINA . NAINA is an ethnic minority nursing organization for the nurses of Indian origin and heritage. We are truly proud of Varsha and really happy that she is getting an opportunity to serve ANA as one of the Board of Directors. She will be an asset for ANA. Congratulations Varsha and wish you all the best .

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