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Letter from the President


Dear NJSNA Region 3 Members

As we begin an exciting new year, I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to each of you for your commitment to the nursing profession. Although our journeys have proven to be difficult at times, your unwavering dedication has been instrumental in overcoming all challenges. Nursing is not just a career; it’s a calling. It’s a calling to heal, comfort, and advocate for those in need. It’s a calling to be the voice of compassion and empathy in a world that often feels dispirited. It’s a calling to make a difference in the lives of our patients and their families, and to contribute to the betterment of society as a whole. As members of NJSNA Region 3, we have a unique opportunity to amplify our impact. I encourage us to stand together and advocate for policies that benefit both nurses and patients. We can share knowledge and best practices, fostering growth and excellence in our field.

As a member of the only organization in New Jersey that advocates for all nurses, please take full advantage of your NJSNA Region 3 membership. Attend our meetings and social events, enlighten in our educational presentations, and actively participate in the discussions and on committees that matter most to you. Your presence will strengthen a sense of community within our region and shape the future of nursing in our state. You are not simply a member of our organization but a member of our nursing family. Let us remember that our work is not just a job; it’s a privilege. It’s a privilege to be at the forefront of healthcare and to be trusted in the lives of those we serve. Let us be beacons of hope, healing, and humanity, not just for our patients but for one another. Thank you for your dedication and passion for nursing. Together, we will achieve greatness in 2024.


Alissa V. Walaszek, RN, BSN

President, NJSNA Region 3

If you are not a member of NJSNA, please join us at www.NJSNA.org.  Joining your state organization is a professional responsibility. NJSNA is THE organization protecting and representing all NURSES.



Upcoming Events

NJSNA A Day at the NJ Statehouse in Trenton

June 24 @ 9:00 am - June 24 @ 4:00 pm

ANA Hill Day

June 27

Policy & Procedure Meeting

July 8 @ 5:30 pm - July 8 @ 7:30 pm
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IFN Fundraising Committee Meeting

ANA Membership Assembly Meeting


NJSNA/IFN Professional Conference Meeting

Healthy Nurse Meeting


Membership Committee Meeting

NJSNA Headquarters Closed

Nursing Coalition Meeting

Resolutions Committee Meeting


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ANA Hill Day

ANA Membership Assembly Meeting

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Community Service Greater Newark Conservancy

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“Zoom Navigation and Opportunities for Remote Nursing Positions”

Virtual Conference: October 14, 2021 
Featuring Dr. Valera Hascup and Dr. Tess Medina

Congratulations to Flora Ajayi

Congratulations to Flora Ajayi, recipient of the Lucille Joel Award.  Flora attends the University of Cincinnat

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Alissa Walasek, BSN, RN

Congratulations to Alissa Walasek, BSN, RN, recipient of the 2022 New Jersey League for Nursing Recognition Award in honor of her outstanding commitment and contributions to the nursing profession.


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Nursing Scholarships

Nursing Scholarships

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Board of Directors

 Alissa Walaszek, President

Lois Greene, Immediate Past President

   Maria Mercedes Montaner, Secretary

Mark Jordan Polon, Treasurer

Rosemay Paul, VP of Membership

Elsie A. Rivera, VP of Communications

Cynthia Samuel, VP of Education

Ruth Antwi, VP of Congress on Policy & Practice

Aaron Schneider, Essex County Member-at-Large

Courtney Reinisch, Essex County Member-at-Large

Ashley Pianko, Union County Member-at-Large

 Shanda Johnson,  Union County Member-at-Large

Norma Rodgers, Chair, Nomination Committee

Lynda Arnold Davis, Nominating Committee

Yolanda Scipio-Jackson, Nominating Committee

 Sandra Baker, Nominating Committee

Erika DiVivo, Nominating Committee

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