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Letter from the President

Welcome to the NJSNA Region 4 Microsite!! The Region 4 Board was very involved in the development of this site as another way to increase our communication with you.

We continue to have monthly Board meetings. The meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month at 7 pm. The meetings are held via Zoom and we also have a good time. The more the merrier!  Please contact me at mgallagher@tesu.edu and I will send you the meeting link and agenda.

Region 4 newsletters have been published since 2020 May. We hope you are enjoying them. We welcome your contributions and/or ideas on what you would like covered in the newsletter.  Please send us your accomplishments, photos of you giving COVID vaccines etc. Perhaps you would like to write an article for the Newsletter…..

I have had the privilege to be the Region 4 President since January 2020. Due to a Proviso to the NJSNA Region 4 Bylaws approved by the Region 4 Board and Region 4 members in attendance on May 13, 2021, I will be your President for another year.

Please know that the Region 4 Board and I are here for you. We thank you for all that you are doing for the nursing profession and the communities that we serve.  

Feel free to reach out to me or any member of the Region 4 Board. 

Please follow Region 4 on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Maureen Clark-Gallagher 

News & Blogs

Happy Nurses Month from Region 4 Week 1 self-care

Happy Nurses Month from Region 4 Week one is Self- care: This week is dedicated to cultivating and maintaining optimal mental health  and physical well- being.  Please read Region 4  member Megan Filoramo's  informative and concise article on article on self- care. https://njsna.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/week-1-self-care-megan-filoramo-1.pdf[...]

NJSNA Supports Joint Statement

Sent on behalf of NJSNA President Mary Ellen Levine: “NJSNA Board supports the joint statement  of the American Nurses Association, the International Council of Nurses and other global nursing organizations in condemning the illegal invasion of Ukraine and the military attacks on its people and...[...]

Caring and Sharing

  Region 4 thanks you for supporting the IFN  Caring and Sharing 50-50 raffle.  Maureen Clark-Gallagher, Region 4 President, was present at the raffle drawing on May 6 and was thrilled when Region 4 member Dr. Leo Felix Jurado's ticket was pulled  by IFN Chair...[...]

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Deadline for Region 4 May/June Newsletter is May 1

Happy Nurses Month from Region 4. This week’s theme is Self-Care. Please see the Region 4 microsite https://njsna.org/regional-site/region-4/


NJSNA Annual Meeting 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at the The APA Hotel Woodridge

Happy Nurses Month from Region 4. This week’s theme is Recognition. Please see the Region 4 microsite https://njsna.org/regional-site/region-4/


NJSNA Region 4 education program via Zoom


Happy Nurses Month from Region 4. This week’s theme is Professional Development. Please see the Region 4 microsite https://njsna.org/regional-site/region-4/


Happy Nurses Month from Region 4. This week’s theme is Community Engagement . please see the Region 4 microsite https://njsna.org/regional-site/region-4/

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Congratulations to three Region 4 members who are Divas!!

On April 7, 2022,  three Region 4 members were honored as at the Institute for Nursing’s annual Diva and Dons Gala.  Our congratulations to Linda Carroll  (Vice President of Patient Care Services   and Chief Nursing Officer at St. Peter’s Healthcare System), Avril Keldo (Director, Professional Practice Saint Peter’s University Hospital), and Amita Avadhani (Associate Professor, Rutgers University , Newark).


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Thomas Edison State University Presidential Award for Distinguished Service

Dr. Ana Maria Catanzaro, Region 4 member and Associate Dean of the Thomas Edison State (TESU) W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing and Health Professions, was honored with the TESU Presidential Award for Distinguished Service for her contributions to the University to advance its mission and strategic plan and for her ongoing service to the local community by organizing TESU students and staff to help vaccinate more than 11,000 Trenton residents against COVID-19.

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2022 Nurses Month Week 1 Self-Care

Week one is Self care: This week is dedicated to cultivating and maintaining optimal mental health  and physical well being. 

Please read Megan Filoramo’s  informative and concise article on article on self care




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2022 Nurses Month Week 2 Recognition

Week 2  Focuses  on Recognition. We honor the work of nurses who lead, excel, and innovate, not only in our health care systems but also in our communities which makes them vital to transforming the future of health care.  

Please read Kari Mastro’s inspirational essay titled  You Make A Difference.



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2022 Nurses Month Week 3 Professional Development

Week 3  Focuses  on Professional Development. Per the ANA, “Access resources and insights to guide you in your professional development. Focus on how you can excel and lead in your nursing career or inspire and help others in their professional nursing journey.”

Please read Region 4 VP of Education Nowai L. Keleekai-Brapoh’s  inspirational essay titled Professional Development: Education…and then Some!



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Happy Nurses Month from Region 4 Week 4 Community Engagement

Week 4  focuses on engaging with your community whether virtually or in-person. Per the ANA, “Educate members of your community on what nurses do beyond the bedside — advocacy, shaping public policy, or serving as organizational board members, among other duties. Encourage them to support current and future nurses.”

Please read Region 4’s Member at Large for Middlesex County Marge Drozd’s inspirational essay on this subject week-4-community-engagement-marge-drozd

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NJSNA Region 4 education program on Self Awareness, Peer Support, and Moral Injury was presented by Nurse2Nurse to membership on March 10, 2022

A previously recorded session is available on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/dSsCqMfyH-k.

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Please celebrate Nurses Week with Region 4's educational program

Reclaiming Your Happiness Without Changing Your Job: 5 Steps for Nurses was presented by  Megan Filoramo, MSN, APN-C Nurse Coach and Region 4 Member on Thursday, May 12.

The Zoom link will be forth coming.

In the meantime, you can access her site at  Nursing Beyond the Job, LLC


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Check-out the latest edition of the Region 4 newsletter from 2022 May/June as well as the past newsletters.


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Regional By-Laws

The Region 4 Bylaws are now available.

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Additional Resources

Looking for more information and resources? Check out these books, podcasts, and materials!

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55 reasons to join and stay a member of NJSNA!!



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Region 4 Scholarship application

REGION 4 DR. BARBARA WRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP (Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, Bucks County)

To obtain a Region 4 Scholarship application, please click below.  Deadline is September 1, 2022.

A scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a registered nurse who is a NJSNA Region 4 member (minimum of one year) and/ or a nursing student who lives in Region 4 and is enrolled in a nursing education program at one of the following levels and meets the criteria and policy below.

Please see the Region 4 Scholarship information on the main NJSNA website (scroll down to the bottom of the page).

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Scholarship | New Jersey State Nurses Association (njsna.org)

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Region 4 Scholarship donations welcomed

Region 4 hopes you will make a voluntary tax-exempt donation to the Region 4 Dr Barbara Wright Scholarship fund. The donation site is  https://njsna.memberclicks.net/

Thank you!!

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Board of Directors

Maureen Clark-Gallagher, President
Kari A. Mastro, President – Elect
Beth Knox, Past President
Hilda Aluko, Treasurer
Joan Gleason Scott, Secretary
Keisha Cogdell, VP Membership
Melissa Sherman, VP Communications
Kari A. Mastro, VP Policy & Practice:
Regina Adams, VP Nominations & Elections
Nowai Keleekai-Brapoh, VP Education
Yvette Shangold, Member-at-Large Hunterdon
Daniel R. Marino, Member-at-Large Mercer and Bucks County PA

Margaret Drozd, Member-at-Large Middlesex
Marcia Nettingham, Member-at-Large Somerset

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